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U. S. Custom House, Market & Sixteenth Streets, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV



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HB1263332
Photocopy From Portfolio Of Measured Drawings (plans Of Public Buildings In Course Of Construction Under The Direction Of The Secretary Of The Treasury, Including The Specifications Thereof: Custom House, Post Office And Court Room (wheeling, Va), 1855.)

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Photocopy Of Measured Drawings (from Plans Of Public Buildings

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Photocopy Of Measured Drawings (from Plans Of Public Buildings

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Photocopy Of Measured Drawings (from Plans Of Public Buildings

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Photocopy Of Measured Drawings (from Plans Of Public Buildings

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Photocopy Of Measured Drawings (from Plans Of Public Buildings

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Photocopy Of Measured Drawings (from Plans Of Public Buildings

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Photocopy Of Measured Drawings (from Plans Of Public Buildings

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Photocopy Of Measured Drawings (from Plans Of Public Buildings

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Photocopy Of Measured Drawings (from Plans Of Public Buildings

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Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
Market & Sixteenth Streets, Wheeling, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS WV-53
Building/structure dates: 1855 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1870 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1890 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1913 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1910 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1970 subsequent work
Significance: Originally built to house a custom house, post office and federal court, the building became well known as the capitol for the government of Virginia loyal to the Union during the Civil War. The constitution for the new state of West Virginia was drawn up there in 1863.

Related Names
Young, A. B.


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
6. Photocopy from portfolio of measured drawings (Plans of Public Buildings in Course of Construction Under the Direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, Including the Specifications Thereof: Custom House, Post Office and Court Room (Wheeling, VA), 1855.) 1855 TITLE PAGE
7. Photocopy of measured drawings (from Plans of Public Buildings . . . Custom House, Post Office and Court Room (Wheeling, VA), 1855.) A. B. Young, Architect 1855 PLANS OF ENTRANCE STORY. CELLAR AND FOUNDATIONS ('DRAWING NO. 1')
8. Photocopy of measured drawings (from Plans of Public Buildings . . . Custom House, Post Office and Court Room (Wheeling, VA), 1855.) A. B. Young, Architect 1855 PLANS OF SECOND AND THIRD STORIES ('DRAWING NO. 2')
9. Photocopy of measured drawings (from Plans of Public Buildings . . . Custom House, Post Office and Court Room (Wheeling, VA), 1855.) A. B. Young, Architect 1855 ELEVATIONS OF FRONT AND END FACADES
10. Photocopy of measured drawings (from Plans of Public Buildings . . . Custom House, Post Office and Court Room (Wheeling, VA), 1855.) A. B. Young Architect 1855 TRANSVERSE SECTION AND LONGITUDINAL SECTION ('DRAWING NO. 4.')
11. Photocopy of measured drawings (from Plans of Public Buildings . . . Custom House, Post Office and Court Room (Wheeling, VA), 1855.) A. B. Young Architect 1855 PLAN AND SECTIONS SHOWING ROOF CONSTRUCTION (DRAWING NO. 5')
12. Photocopy of measured drawings (from Plans of Public Buildings . . . Custom House, Post Office and Court Room (Wheeling, VA), 1855.) A. B. Young, Architect 1855 ELEVATIONS AND SECTIONS OF DETAILS OF DOORS, WINDOWS, AND MOULDINGS ('DRAWING NO. 6')
13. Photocopy of measured drawings (from Plans of Public Buildings . . . Custom House, Post Office and Court Room (Wheeling, VA), 1855.) A. B. Young, Architect 1855 ELEVATIONS AND SECTIONS OF DETAILS OF WALLS, COLUMNS, CAPITALS, AND CORNICES ('DRAWING NO. 7')
14. Photocopy of measured drawings (from Plans of Public Buildings . . . Custom House, Post Office and Court Room (Wheeling, VA), 1855.) A. B. Young, Architect 1855 DETAILS OF ENTRANCE STORY, SHOWING ELEVATIONS AND SECTIONS OF DOORS AND WINDOWS ('DRAWING NO. 8')
15. Photocopy of measured drawings (from Plans of Public Buildings . . . Custom House, Post Office and Court Room (Wheeling, VA), 1855.) A. B. Young, Architect 1855 ELEVATIONS AND SECTIONS OF DETAILS OF STEPS, DOORS AND WINDOWS


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