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Updated: 2017-07-08T11:17:55.589-04:00

 



Just a few corrections on WV Independence Hall. I...

2017-07-08T11:17:55.589-04:00

Just a few corrections on WV Independence Hall. It was the old "Custom House" built in 1859. It was home to the Post Office, office of Francis Pierpont and a federal court room on the 3rd floor. It is known today as WV Independence Hall, has been restored to 1859 appearance and is open daily as "The Birthplace of WV and Civil War museum. The Custom House was the capital of the "Restored Government of Virginia", but never the capital of West Virginia. That building is located on Chapline Street.
The old B&O railroad, directly across the street, is now WV Northern Community College. The post office was never located there.
Not sure what this is referring to....There is a park by the highway that was built by the local Shriners chapter. Now, the slides are covered in graffiti, and the house next door is burned and charred from an old fire. The windows are boarded up, but the roofless structure is as open as the playground.

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Thank you for your kind words about Wheeling... I ...

2017-03-16T01:25:27.511-04:00

Thank you for your kind words about Wheeling... I lived my childhood up till age 21 in Wheeling.. I loved this town, my town... There were approximately 55,000 people living in Wheeling when I left to experience Los Angeles in 1964...

It was a fun town and easy to get around... Plenty of wealthy people still lived there... My family was not one of them... However, we enjoyed our lives there, very middle class, living on Park View... Every day we would walk to Wheeling Park to swim or explore the Park... It was a good life for us growing up where we did...

So-- thanks again for being kind to our struggling old town... Always a love!





Very interesting the way you have a keen appreciat...

2007-01-28T16:35:00.000-05:00

Very interesting the way you have a keen appreciation for the Wheeling of THEN and of NOW.



Pretty cool, I love history and old buildings! Th...

2007-01-27T22:03:00.000-05:00

Pretty cool, I love history and old buildings!

This new design is great!