When we bought it our house was said to be the oldest in Wheeling, but is it, and what are the ages of other homes, factories, statues, bridges, etc? Here is the beginning of a chronologic listing of structures still standing - see Demolished for lost treasures. I do not know which of the structures that were still in existence in 1943 when Milton's book was published still exist - please let me know of ones that should be shifted to the demolished list. And please add to this list by sending me an email (tychocrater@yahoo.com) or by becoming a member of Historic-Wheeling and adding to the list - its easy!

Thanks, Chuck Wood


1700-1800

1769: Ebenezer Zane's log cabin/blockhouse at what became 22-23 Alley 7 (between 10th and 11th streets between Main and Market). First building in Wheeling.
<1777: John Vanmetre cabin on Short Creek (West of West Liberty).
MonumentPl-ShepardMan500pi.jpg1789: Shepherd Hall
~1790: Richard Yates log cabin - still standing in 1943 Milton (1943), p. 16
~1790: Joseph and Mitchel Waddell House on Short Creek. Still standing in 1943. Milton (1943), p. 92
1795: Basil Bell stone house (owned in 1943 by Greenwood Cemetery Ass'n). Milton (1943), p. 61

1801-1830

1804: Mill building at Monument Place. Milton (1943), p. 31
OldStBr-ElmGr500pi.jpg1817: Elm Grove Stone Bridge
1812: David Steward near Triadelphia. Milton (1943), p. 62
1814: Old Trail Farm. Milton (1943), p. 72
~1815: Louis Bonnet, Jr House on Big Wheeling Creek. Milton (1943), p. 62
~1818: Stone toll house on National Road - still standing in 1943 Milton (1943), p. 18
1818: Samuel Carter House near current Wheeling Park entrance. Milton (1943), p. 22
1820: Henry Clay Monument at Monument Place. 1804: Milton (1943), p. 71
~1820: Old stone tavern on National Road in Elm Grove. Milton (1943), p. 24
1822: Market House and Town Hall - demolished Milton (1943), p. 44
~1828: Roney stone tavern on National Road at Roney's Point. Milton (1943), p. 24
1829: French's Tavern on SW corner Chapline and 14th. Milton (1943), p. 23
1830: Oliver Pryor Mansion. Milton (1943), p. 65
~1830: Virginia Hurst Farm. Milton (1943), p. 78

1831-1860

1307Chapline-1stPresbyterian-sm.jpg1821-5: First Presbyterian Church
653Main.JPG 1831: Phillips House
ChGodStChrist600.jpg 1837: Church of God & Saints of Christ
1838: I.T. Cranford House on Glen's Run Road out of Warwood. Milton (1943), p. 86
1839: 629 Main - Daniel Dunbar House
OldCOurtHouse.gif 1839: Old County Courthouse
1840: Pogue log cabin - still standing in 1943 Milton (1943), p. 15.
~1840: Crangle House. Milton (1943), p. 53
~1840: John Morgan Jr House. Milton (1943), p. 57
~1840: W.I. Frizzell House (opposite Ft Henry Club). Milton (1943), p. 58
~1840: Table Rock Farm of Samuel McColloch. Milton (1943), p. 81
~1840: Jobetty Farm on Bethany Pike. Milton (1943), p. 88
1842: Peninsula Cemetery
~1845: James McColloch House on G.C. and P. Road. Milton (1943), p. 80
1846: 742 Main
~1847: William McCollough House on G. C. and P. Road. Milton (1943), p. 89
1848: Charles Russell House
1849: Wheeling Suspension Bridge
~1849: 847 Main - Sweeney Mansion
pre-1850: Jacob Rhodes House
1850: Isaac Irwin House - 201 North Front Street, Wheeling Island; maybe 1853: This house was built for Isaac Irwin on Wheeling Island about 1853 shortly after the Wheeling Suspension Bridge opened up the island for development. The Brues family was long associated with Wheeling and lived in this classic Greek Revival style house for nearly one hundred years. It is noted for the unusual and graceful "hanging" staircase which has no visible means of support.
~1850: John C. Campbell Mansion on Country Club Hill. Milton (1943), p. 84
1852: LaBelle Ironworks
1852: Eagle Wire Mill - demolished?
1852: Richard Carter House near Oglebay Park. Milton (1943), p. 87
1852-1922: Pryor-Wilson House
1853: Centre Market
1853: Benwood Mill - demolished?
1854: Custom House - Independence Hall
1854: Crescent Mill - demolished?
~1856: John J. Jacob House on Bethany Pike. Milton (1943), p. 85
1858: Baker Building (1313 Main)
1858: Linsly Institute.
1860: St James Evangelical Lutheran Church (facade remodeled, 1891)

1861-1890

1862: Colvig Building
1864: Zinn Building (1001 Main St)
~1865: Mount de Chantal main building
1867 or 8: Welty Building (118 Main)
1875: Sweeney Tomb
1876: Christian Hess House
CityHall2PC.jpg 1876: State Capital (Ohio County Courthouse) - demolished
~1880: Jacob Wise Houses
1880s, early: Williams Duplex Tenement
1883: William Goering House
1887: Robert C. Hazlett House
~1887: Zane Buildings (1109-1111 Main)
1888: Unruh Building (1125-1127 Main]]

1891-1920

1891-2: Main St Bridge
1891: Joseph Hedges Houses
1891: Edward Hazlett House
1891: City Bank of Wheeling
1891: Stone & Thomas Building
1892: Eckhart House
1893: Bridgeport Iron Bridge
1893: John List House
~1894: Baer Grocery Building
1895: Chapman & Hutchisson Buildings (1218-1222 Main)
1898: English Lutheran Church
1899: Flick-Sweeney House
1903: Tinker-Wright House
1905-14: Wheeling Federal Office Building
1906: Bodley House
1906: George W. Norton
1906: S.P. Norton House
1906: Paxton Building (1108 Main)
1907: Schmulbach Building
1909: McFadden Building
1909: Greer-Berry House
c 1909: Wheeling Steel & Iron Company Building
1910: Paull House
1911: Devries-Brennan House
1915: National Bank of West Virginia Building
1917: McColloch's Leap statue
1919-21: Stone-Anawalt House

1921-1950

1925: The Aviator statue
1925: Ritchie Elementary School
1928: Capital Theater
1928: The Mingo statue
1931: Hazel-Atlas Building
1938: Ronald Topp House

1951-1980

1955: Fort Henry Bridge
1966: Wheeling Tunnel

1981-2010

2002-4: New Federal Building Atrium



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