Richard E. Dover Offers Update on Alexander Inn Project
Officials to restore historic building for senior center, says Richard E. Dover.
OAK RIDGE, Tennessee – July 25, 2013 – Richard E. Dover, general manager of Family Pride Corporation, recently announced the project to update the Alexander Inn in Oak Ridge is on schedule. The project will repurpose the Oak Ridge landmark into a residence for sixty seniors in assisted living, Richard E. Dover states.
According to Richard E. Dover, the Alexander Inn has fallen into gross disrepair in recent years, with the exterior and structure having suffered damage over the years. The history of the inn is as intriguing as the history of the city in which it resides, which Richard E. Dover points out is also known as the “Secret City.” As Richard E. Dover has learned, the Alexander Inn was used as a temporary lodging facility for elite visitors to Oak Ridge during World War II. The building was used as a hotel until the mid-1990s, when it was shut down and, eventually, fell into disrepair, according to Richard E. Dover.
Many longtime Oak Ridge residents are closely monitoring the redevelopment of the Alexander Inn by Richard E. Dover and his team at Family Pride Corporation. The building is part of the National Register for Historic Places, and Richard E. Dover plans to honor that by restoring the building’s exterior to the way it looked when it was built in the 1940s.
Oak Ridge residents have been able to personally witness the progress of the project, states Richard E. Dover. Currently, the structure is undergoing a stabilization process, which came about as a result of a sizeable grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, Richard E. Dover describes. Richard E. Dover and his team have begun the project by repairing areas of the building that collapsed, as well as doing work on a storm sewer.
The senior facility is on track to open in 2014, Richard E. Dover assures the community. When it reopens, Richard E. Dover states that the Alexander Inn will have much of its original design, including the original white wood-frame look that Oak Ridge residents have come to know so well.
Richard E. Dover and his colleagues at Family Pride Corporation are ideal for the restoration project. Many of East Tennessee’s most notable projects were conducted under the capable leadership of Richard E. Dover, including a remodel of the Lenoir City High School and a hospital in Loudon that dates back to the 1930s. Many of the properties Richard E. Dover restores are reopened as senior living facilities, providing residences for East Tennessee’s rapidly-growing retiree population.
Richard E. Dover stresses that his properties aren’t limited to assisted living. Each community has varying levels of independence for its tenants, Richard E. Dover points out, providing the freedom of interacting with others and even transportation for residents to go shopping, enjoy a movie, or have lunch with friends or family members.
Richard E. Dover is a longtime East Tennessee resident, having graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Richard E. Dover won several sales awards before entering the field of real estate and development.
Contact Richard E. Dover:
1125 Grove Street
Loudon, TN 37774