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Christian Hess House, 811 Main Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV



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HB1256838
East Front

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Front Entrance And First-floor Windows

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Cast-iron Front First-floor Balcony

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Front (east) Room Through Archway With Sliding Doors

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Front Room

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Detail Of Front Room Chimney Wall

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Front Room Mantelpiece

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Detail Of Ceiling Corner And Window Cornice

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Electric Ceiling Fixture In West Room

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Front Hall, Looking East Toward Front Door

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Lincrusta Wainscot In Front Hall

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Stained Glass Of Front Doors And Transom

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Stained Glass In Front Doors

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Stained Glass Door Panel

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Detail Of Stained Glass Panel

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Original Wallpaper And Lincrusta Dado, Second Floor

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Etched Glass Door Panel


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Item Title


Location
811 Main Street, Wheeling, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS WV-207
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-48).
Building/structure dates: 1877 initial construction
Significance: This two story building is an outstanding example of the French Renaissance, or Second Empire, style of architecture. Built in 1876 for Christian Hess, a local tailor, this house is in excellent condition and remains much as it was when the Hess family lived here.

Related Names
Howard, S. M.


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. EAST FRONT
2. FRONT ENTRANCE AND FIRST-FLOOR WINDOWS
3. CAST-IRON FRONT FIRST-FLOOR BALCONY
4. FRONT (EAST) ROOM THROUGH ARCHWAY WITH SLIDING DOORS
5. FRONT ROOM
6. DETAIL OF FRONT ROOM CHIMNEY WALL
7. FRONT ROOM MANTELPIECE
8. DETAIL OF CEILING CORNER AND WINDOW CORNICE
9. ELECTRIC CEILING FIXTURE IN WEST ROOM
10. FRONT HALL, LOOKING EAST TOWARD FRONT DOOR
11. LINCRUSTA WAINSCOT IN FRONT HALL
12. STAINED GLASS OF FRONT DOORS AND TRANSOM
13. STAINED GLASS IN FRONT DOORS
14. STAINED GLASS DOOR PANEL
15. DETAIL OF STAINED GLASS PANEL
16. ORIGINAL WALLPAPER AND LINCRUSTA DADO, SECOND FLOOR
17. ETCHED GLASS DOOR PANEL
View looking to the east (front) elevation (duplicate of HABS No. WV-207-1)


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