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Public Buildings index: government, parks, markets

Public Buildings index: government, parks, marketsline



Centre Market

Description of the Centre Market areaDescription of the Centre Market area from 1947Rededication of the Centre Market in 1989Centre Market, 1976Lower Market Building, 1998Lower Market BuildingPig Sculpture at lower Market Building

City and County Government

The Old Court House (built in 1839)Old Court HouseOld Court HouseOld Court HouseOhio County Court House, ca. 1900The old City-County Building (built in 1876 as the State Capitol Building)Another image of the City-County BuildingThe Court House (City-County Building)Postcard of City-County Building, 1910Tinted postcard of the City-County BuildingSecond postcard of the City-County BuildingCity-County Building, ca. 1910City Building and Jail, 1910s (viewed from northwest)Ohio County Jail, ca. 1900City County Building on a postcardCity County Building on a postcardCity County Building on a postcardOld Ohio County JailOld jail, built in 1839The Jail, 1904Old City BuildingCity Building, 1890s?Paxton Fountain at the CourthousePaxton Fountain, 1900s?The fountain, CourthouseNewspaper reports on the controversy surrounding building the Soldiers' and Sailors' MonumentNewspaper report on dedication of the monument, 1883Soldiers and Sailors' Monument, CourthouseSoldiers' and Sailors' MonumentPostcard of the Soldiers' and Sailors' MonumentAnother postcard of the Soldiers' and Sailors' MonumentSoldiers' and Sailors' MonumentSoldiers' Monument, ca. 1905Soldier's and Sailor's Monument, 1950s (Monument is now at Wheeling Park)Augustus Pollack Monument when it was at the City-County BuildingAugustus Pollack monument at its present location -- More views-- and --A detail

Independence Hall and Other Federal Buildings

History of Independence Hall by Delf Norona, ca. 1964.Custom House (Independence Hall), ca. 1900The Government BuildingPhoto of Independence Hall (also known as Custom House, and also used as a postoffice)Another photo of Independence Hall"Old Post Office" (Independence Hall)Independence Hall as the Post Office, ca. 1905When it was known as The Conservative Life BuildingIndependence Hall, 1998Postcard of the (newer) Post OfficeDivision of Culture and History's page about Independence Hall.

Parks and Recreation

Mozart ParkMozart Park and Wheeling Park casinosIncline up to Mozart ParkEntrance to Wheeling ParkAnother (later?) entrance to Wheeling ParkPavilion at Wheeling Park (1880s)Casino at Wheeling ParkMozart Park and Wheeling Park casinosRabbit cage at Wheeling ParkView at Wheeling Park, 1904Another view at Wheeling Park, 1904A shady road in Wheeling Park

Fountain at Wheeling Park, 1880sFountain at Wheeling Park, 1909Another view of the fountainLooking West from the Mound, Wheeling Park, Wheeling, W. Va., 1900sMadonna of the Trail Monument, National Rd., near Wheeling ParkEntrance to Belle Isle Beach, north end of Wheeling IslandBelle Isle Beach (Wheeling Island), 1920s?Belle Isle Beach seen from North WheelingBelle Isle BeachBelle Isle BeachSwimming at Belle Isle BeachWading and swimming at the beachRace Track at the State Fair GroundsScene at the Ohio County Fair, ca. 1930?


Elm Grove Town Hall (or Knights of Pythias Building), 1888Several other public buildings and parks from 1907Market House viewed from 10th St. -- The image in the Brown CollectionMarket House viewed from 11th St. -- The image in the Brown collectionMarket Auditorium, ca. 1910Market Auditorium, 1937Poor farm, Elm Grove

Fraternal and Other Organizations

Scottish Rite CathedralRecent picture of Scottish Rite CathedralMasonic Temple, ca. 1900Odd Fellows Hall

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