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Bank of Wheeling, 1229 Main Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV



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HB1257935
East Front

HB1257936
East Front From The Northeast


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Location
1229 Main Street, Wheeling, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS WV-182
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-42).
Building/structure dates: 1892 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1983 demolished
Significance: Built in 1892 for the Bank of Wheeling this rusticated stone facade was a good example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture. The firm of Edward B. Franzheim, one of Wheeling's most successful and best known architects, designed and built the bank. In 1907 the Bank of Wheeling consolidated with the National Bank of West Virginia. The business of banking continued here until the early 1940's when the building was converted into a store.

Subjects
Banks


Related Names
Franzheim, Edward B.
Franzheim, Giesey
Franzheim, Faris


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. EAST FRONT
2. EAST FRONT FROM THE NORTHEAST


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