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George W. Eckhart House, 810 Main Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV



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B&W Photos

HB1280510
General View Of West (front) Elevation Looking Southeast

HB1280511
View Of West (front) Elevation

HB1280512
View Of West (front) Elevation, With Scale

HB1280513
Perspective View Of West (front) Entry Porch

HB1280514
Detail View Of West (front) First Floor Window Seen Through Arch Of Entry Porch

HB1280515
Interior View Of Fireplace And Newel Post In First Floor Entry/stair Hall, South Wall

HB1280516
Interior Detail View Of Newel Post And Lincrusta Wall Covering Of Stairway, First Floor, South Wall

HB1280517
Interior Detail View Of Lincrusta Wall Covering In Stairway, First Floor, South Wall

HB1280518
Interior View Looking Through Double, Pocket Doorway Of Parlor To Entry And Niche Of Entry/stair Hall, From The Northeast

HB1280519
Interior View Of Double, Pocket Doorway Of Parlor, From The Northeast, Doors Closed

HB1280520
Interior View, Detail Of Lattice Work Over Double Pocket Doorway Between The Parlor And Library

HB1280521
Interior View, Detail Of Corner Block Of Lattice Work

HB1280522
Interior View, Detail Of Corner Block Of Lattice Work, With Scale

HB1280523
Interior View Of Fireplace And Surrounding Wall In First Floor, Northwest Parlor, North Wall, With Scale (note Wall Stenciling)

HB1280524
Interior View Of Fireplace In First Floor, Northwest Parlor, North Wall

HB1280525
Interior View Of Cast Iron Insert In Fireplace Of First Floor Parlor

HB1280526
Interior View Of Cast Iron Insert In Fireplace Of First Floor Parlor

HB1280527
Interior View Of Detail On Cast Iron Insert In Fireplace Of First Floor Parlor

HB1280528
Interior View Of Detail On Cast Iron Insert In Fireplace Of First Floor Parlor, With Scale

HB1280529
Interior View Of West Wall Of Library Showing Fireplace, Built-in Bookcase And Pocket Door


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Location
810 Main Street, Wheeling, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS WV-253
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-79; N321).
Building/structure dates: 1891 initial construction
Significance: In 1891, George W. Eckhart Jr., a wealthy Wheeling banker, built his home in one of the prominent, upper-class neighborhoods, commonly referred to as "Old Town of Wheeling." Along with the Hazlett House and John K. List Houses under construction across the street at 823 and 821 Main Street, the Eckhart House was considered by the "Wheeling Daily Intelligencer" of October 29, 1891 to be one of the residential building achievements of the year, an example of the "tasteful architecture" that "have thoroughly impressed everybody who gets about over town much." The three-story, red brick townhouse is a fine example of a Queen Anne building, the dominant style of domestic building in the late-nineteenth century. It has a Romanesque, arched brick porch that was an early twentieth century addition to the original 1891 design. The facade features a distinctive oriel window with a painted, pressed metal pendant at the bottom; two impressive stained-glass windows; corbeled wood and painted pressed tin cornices; painted, pressed tin finials; corbeled brick and terra cotta inserts; and decorative hexagonal-shaped slate shingles of various shades of slate on the mansard. The elaborate interior detailing includes numerous wood mantles with decorative carvings and glazed tiles surrounds and hearths; ornamental fretwork and spindlework; lincrusta wainscoting; and hardwood floors with inlaid patterns.

Subjects
Houses


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW OF WEST (FRONT) ELEVATION LOOKING SOUTHEAST
2. VIEW OF WEST (FRONT) ELEVATION
3. VIEW OF WEST (FRONT) ELEVATION, WITH SCALE
4. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF WEST (FRONT) ENTRY PORCH
5. DETAIL VIEW OF WEST (FRONT) FIRST FLOOR WINDOW SEEN THROUGH ARCH OF ENTRY PORCH
6. INTERIOR VIEW OF FIREPLACE AND NEWEL POST IN FIRST FLOOR ENTRY/STAIR HALL, SOUTH WALL
7. INTERIOR DETAIL VIEW OF NEWEL POST AND LINCRUSTA WALL COVERING OF STAIRWAY, FIRST FLOOR, SOUTH WALL
8. INTERIOR DETAIL VIEW OF LINCRUSTA WALL COVERING IN STAIRWAY, FIRST FLOOR, SOUTH WALL
9. INTERIOR VIEW LOOKING THROUGH DOUBLE, POCKET DOORWAY OF PARLOR TO ENTRY AND NICHE OF ENTRY/STAIR HALL, FROM THE NORTHEAST
10. INTERIOR VIEW OF DOUBLE, POCKET DOORWAY OF PARLOR, FROM THE NORTHEAST, DOORS CLOSED
11. INTERIOR VIEW, DETAIL OF LATTICE WORK OVER DOUBLE POCKET DOORWAY BETWEEN THE PARLOR AND LIBRARY
12. INTERIOR VIEW, DETAIL OF CORNER BLOCK OF LATTICE WORK
13. INTERIOR VIEW, DETAIL OF CORNER BLOCK OF LATTICE WORK, WITH SCALE
14. INTERIOR VIEW OF FIREPLACE AND SURROUNDING WALL IN FIRST FLOOR, NORTHWEST PARLOR, NORTH WALL, WITH SCALE (NOTE WALL STENCILING)
15. INTERIOR VIEW OF FIREPLACE IN FIRST FLOOR, NORTHWEST PARLOR, NORTH WALL
16. INTERIOR VIEW OF CAST IRON INSERT IN FIREPLACE OF FIRST FLOOR PARLOR
17. INTERIOR VIEW OF CAST IRON INSERT IN FIREPLACE OF FIRST FLOOR PARLOR
18. INTERIOR VIEW OF DETAIL ON CAST IRON INSERT IN FIREPLACE OF FIRST FLOOR PARLOR
19. INTERIOR VIEW OF DETAIL ON CAST IRON INSERT IN FIREPLACE OF FIRST FLOOR PARLOR, WITH SCALE
20. INTERIOR VIEW OF WEST WALL OF LIBRARY SHOWING FIREPLACE, BUILT-IN BOOKCASE AND POCKET DOOR
General view of the west elevation looking southeast (duplicate of HABS No. WV-253-1)
Interior view, detail to show newel post and wall covering (duplicate of HABS No. WV-253-7)


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