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Vigilant Engine House, 648-650 Main Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV



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HB1257042
West Front

HB1257043
West Front From The Northwest

HB1257044
West Front From The Southwest

HB1257045
Tower With Dated Front Gable

HB1257046
Terra Cotta Insets On West Front


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Item Title


Location
648-650 Main Street, Wheeling, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS WV-196
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-68).
Building/structure dates: 1891 initial construction
Significance: This fire house is the second built on this site. It was home to Vigilant Steam Fire Engine Company Number 3, one of the four original city fire companies. The present structure was built to replace the original building, which burned in 1891. Its handsome Main Street facade of brick and terra cotta inlay is capped by a classified pediment on the bell tower where the "1891" construction date is inscribed.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. WEST FRONT
2. WEST FRONT FROM THE NORTHWEST
3. WEST FRONT FROM THE SOUTHWEST
4. TOWER WITH DATED FRONT GABLE
5. TERRA COTTA INSETS ON WEST FRONT


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