Center Wheeling Market - Wheeling, West Virginia
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 40° 03.560 W 080° 43.460
17T E 523510 N 4434379
Quick Description: Historic public market in Wheeling, West Virginia.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 1/25/2014 5:09:59 PM
Waymark Code: WMK0KD
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member ddtfamily
Views: 1

Long Description:

The Center Wheeling Market is a historic public market located along Market Street between 22nd and 23rd Streets in Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia. It consists of the Center Wheeling Market building as well as the Center Wheeling Fish Market. The 1853 Center Wheeling Market building was designed by architect Thomas Pope as an open market. The building is of neo-classical style with three bays and structural cast iron Doric order columns. It has a gable roof and features a belfry complete with bell. The 1890 open brick, neo-Romanesque section was designed by Wheeling architect Edward B. Franzheim. It has brick piers that support a hipped roof with cross gables and a three-foot overhang. In 1900, a wooden enclosure was built at the northern bay to house the Center Wheeling Fish Market.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places for Ohio County on February 20, 1975. The property is also located in the Centre Market Square Historic District.

- Wikipedia

The Centre Market had fallen in to disuse and rerepair until 1982 when it was restored and rehabilitated.  Still owned by the City of Wheeling the market buildings now house a variety of shops, restaurants and bars.  The restoration of the market let to many surrounding buildings also being restored and put to new uses.

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