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Joseph Speidel & Company Building, 1417 Main Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV



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HB1255738
East Front

HB1255739
First Floor Of East Front

HB1255740
Detail Of Upper Portion Of Adjoining Building, East Front

HB1255741
Rear (west) Wall From The Northwest

HB1255742
Detail Of Upper Portion Of Rear (west) Wall

HB1255743
Freight Elevator, First Floor, South Wall Of West (rear) Section Of Building


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Location
1417 Main Street, Wheeling, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS WV-204
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-69).
Building/structure dates: 1877 initial construction
Significance: Joseph Speidel and Company had the largest wholesale grocery business in West Virginia during the last quarter of the nineteenth century. This building, which was the company's first warehouse, is a fine example of the cast iron front buildings built along lower Main Street during the late 1800s. The building designed in the High Victorian Italianate style extended between Main and South Streets with cast iron fronts on both facades. Today it is Wheeling's single surviving double front cast iron building.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. EAST FRONT
2. FIRST FLOOR OF EAST FRONT
3. DETAIL OF UPPER PORTION OF ADJOINING BUILDING, EAST FRONT
4. REAR (WEST) WALL FROM THE NORTHWEST
5. DETAIL OF UPPER PORTION OF REAR (WEST) WALL
6. FREIGHT ELEVATOR, FIRST FLOOR, SOUTH WALL OF WEST (REAR) SECTION OF BUILDING


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