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  • Wheeling Suspension Bridge

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    Other

    Complete in 1849, the Wheeling bridge was the first to span the Ohio River, and was an important link on the National Road.

  • PHILLIPS HOUSE / JOHN MCLURE HOUSE

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    Arts & Entertainment

    This house was originally built between 1853 and 1856 by Daniel Zane for his daughter Anna Elizabeth Zane Phillips. It was later owned by John McLure Jr.

  • CHARLES W. FRANZHEIM HOUSE

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    Residence

    Built pre-1889 for Charles W. Franzheim, a prominent citizen, and president of the Wheeling Pottery Company, the first pottery works established in Wheeling.

  • HARRY C. AND JESSIE F. FRANZHEIM HOUSE

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    Residence

    This home was built in 1897 by Wheeling Architect Edward Bates Franzheim, Harry and Jessie’s younger brother.

  • State Fair Grouds / Milam Roller Rink

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    Other

    This building was constructed in 1924 by the West Virginia Exposition and State Fair Association. It was once called "Playground of the Ohio Valley since 1932”

  • John S. Naylor House

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    Residence

    Built for John S. Naylor, a prominent businessmen of the 1890’s. He was a WV commissioner and represent WV at the Chicago Worlds Fair. Designed by M.F. Giesey

  • IRWIN HOUSE

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    Residence

    One of the oldest remaining homes on the Island, it was built for Isaac Irwin c1853 shortly after the Suspension Bridge opened the Island for development.

  • SWEENEY HOUSE

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    Residence

    While residing here, Andrew T. Sweeney was the mayor of Wheeling (1899-1905) and also the sheriff of Ohio County for four the years prior to his death in 1918.

  • GOVERNOR'S MANSION

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    Residence

    This house was built as the first West Virginia Governor's Mansion, but the first governor never lived there.

  • Island History - Camp Carlisle

    The camp was organized by Major Oakes of the U.S. Army in May 1861 as a military training and staging camp. Located on the Wheeling Island fair grounds, the surroundings were described as a beautiful and comfortable site.

  • Island History - Baseball

    In August of 1866, the Hunkidori Base Ball Club of Wheeling played their first game against the Union Base Ball Club of Washington , PA on Wheeling Island Commons. By 1887, Wheeling Base Ball Association merged teams to create the semi pro team "Nailers".