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Centre Market Square Historic District, Market Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV



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Location
Market Street, Wheeling, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS WV-184
Significance: In September, 1850, the Centre Market Building was erected between 22nd and 23rd Street on Market Street. This created a new locus for mercantile activity in Wheeling. As new businesses located here store owners and their employees moved into the area as residents. Typical of the expansion in this area were stores like John Thoner's family liquor store which conducted business on the first floor while the family lived upstairs. William Zink, a carpenter and undertaker, built a rental townhouse adjacent to his factory. Mary Reed built a double store with apartment upstairs.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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