In 1915, the John A. Gellatly residence along Okanogan Avenue in Wenatchee was acquired by the Methodist Episcopal Church and became the first Deaconess Hospital. A 50-bed, three-story addition at left, was dedicated in 1923 and the former Gellatly residence became a nurses' home and training school. Additional wings were added in 1948 and 1963. The hospital closed in 1978 with the staff moving into a new facility named Rosewood Hospital, later becoming Central Washington Hospital.

The old Deaconess Hospital now houses about 25 subsidized apartments and seven small businesses. A flock of pigeons flies by when this photograph was taken on July 7, 2021.

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I was born in Wenatchee, went to Eastmont High School, graduated from the University of Washington with a communications degree in journalism. I have a wife and three children.