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Historic Businesses of Wheeling

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 ▶  WHEELING HISTORY  ▶  PLACES

▼ HISTORIC BUSINESSES

The Wheeling Economy:

  ▶ The Economy in 1886
  ▶ Board of Trade
  ▶ Chamber of Commerce

Manufacturing & Industry:

  ▶ Iron & Steel
  ▶ Glass, Pottery, & Brick
  ▶ Tobacco
  ▶ Textiles
  ▶ Beer & Wine
  ▶ Food & Beverage
  ▶ Oil, Gas, & Mining
  ▶ Lumber & Paper
  ▶ Woodworking 
  ▶ Other

Retail:

  ▶ Department & Dry Goods Stores 
  ▶ Grocers, Distributors, & Warehouses
  ▶ Hardware Stores & Manufacturers
  ▶ Tailors, Clothiers, & Jewelers 
  ▶ Pharmacies

Financial Institutions:

  ▶ Banks & Credit Unions
  ▶ Financial Brokers
  ▶ Insurance Companies
  ▶ Real Estate Companies

Shipping & Transporation:

  ▶ Boats (See Riverboats)
  ▶ Boat Builders
  ▶ Railroads
  ▶ Trucking
  ▶ Livery & Stables
  ▶ Trolleys

Building Trades:

  ▶ Architects
  ▶ Construction Companies
  ▶ Labor Unions

Arts & Entertainment:

  ▶ Theaters (See Historic Theaters)
  ▶ Music Venues
  ▶ Photography Studios

Media:

  ▶ Newspapers & Printing
  ▶ Radio & Television

Lodging:

  ▶ Hotels
  ▶ Boarding Houses

Food & Beverage:

  ▶ Restaurants
  ▶ Taverns
  ▶ Meat Packers and Dairies

Private Utilities:

  ▶ Telephone & Telegraph
  ▶ Gas
  ▶ Electric

Agriculture:

  ▶ Farming

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