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Centre Market, Market Street between Twenty-second & Twenty-third, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV



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B&W Photos

HB1256073
Iron Columned Building, End View, Front-on.

HB1256074
Angle View Of Photo 26-1.

HB1256075
Brick-columned Building, Angle View.

HB1256076
Front-on View Of Mouse-hole Center Section.

HB1256077
Close-up Of Cow Detail On Brick Building.

HB1256078
General View Of Exterior Of 1853 Market Building For South, Showing Belfry

HB1256079
Exterior Of Enclosed Market Building (1853) Showing Cast Iron Columns And Cornices

HB1256080
Detail Of 1853 Structure Showing Cast Iron Column Containing Downspout

HB1256081
View Of The 'lower Market' (1890) From West, 1853 Market In Background

HB1256082
Detail View Along The Side Of The Open Section (1890 Structure) Showing Cross Gable And Arched Entrance

HB1256083
General View Looking East Along The Side Of The 1890 Building

HB1256084
General View Of The Interior Of The Open Market, Looking East

HB1256085
Entrance To The 'lower Market' Showing Animal Medallions Flanking Arch

HB1256086
Detail Of Cow's Head To Left Of Arch

HB1256087
Detail Of Boar's Head To Right Of Arch


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Item Title


Location
Market Street between Twenty-second & Twenty-third, Wheeling, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER WV-26
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-20).
Building/structure dates: 1853 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1890 subsequent work
Significance: The 1853 structure was originally designed as an open market in the neo-classical style, with three aisles and cast iron Doric columns. The columns were cast by the Hamilton and Rogers Foundry, in Wheeling, and alternate columns serve as downspouts. The building has a gabled roof with a denticulated cornice, and a belfry at the south end. The stalls, which could be rented from the city, were arranged in three rows: vegetables were sold on either side and butchers occupied the center area. In the twentieth century, the stalls were replaced by refrigerators, display cases, and folding tables, and the market structures was enclosed with cinder block infill construction. The cinder block walls were built around the columns, so that they area still visible on the outside of the building. The columns support the roof, which has been reshingled. The interior still has the original pressed tin ceiling and cornice molding.

Related Names
Frazenheim, Edward B.


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Iron columned building, end view, front-on.
2. Angle view of photo 26-1.
3. Brick-columned building, angle view.
4. Front-on view of mouse-hole center section.
5. Close-up of cow detail on brick building.
6. GENERAL VIEW OF EXTERIOR OF 1853 MARKET BUILDING FOR SOUTH, SHOWING BELFRY
7. EXTERIOR OF ENCLOSED MARKET BUILDING (1853) SHOWING CAST IRON COLUMNS AND CORNICES
8. DETAIL OF 1853 STRUCTURE SHOWING CAST IRON COLUMN CONTAINING DOWNSPOUT
9. VIEW OF THE 'LOWER MARKET' (1890) FROM WEST, 1853 MARKET IN BACKGROUND
10. DETAIL VIEW ALONG THE SIDE OF THE OPEN SECTION (1890 STRUCTURE) SHOWING CROSS GABLE AND ARCHED ENTRANCE
11. GENERAL VIEW LOOKING EAST ALONG THE SIDE OF THE 1890 BUILDING
12. GENERAL VIEW OF THE INTERIOR OF THE OPEN MARKET, LOOKING EAST
13. ENTRANCE TO THE 'LOWER MARKET' SHOWING ANIMAL MEDALLIONS FLANKING ARCH
14. DETAIL OF COW'S HEAD TO LEFT OF ARCH
15. DETAIL OF BOAR'S HEAD TO RIGHT OF ARCH


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