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Vance Memorial Presbyterian in Wheeling

Vance Memorial ChurchDedicated June 27, 1897, Vance Memorial Presbyterian was built as a memorial to the parents of Wheeling businessman James Nelson Vance. Vance purchased the land - near where he had been born - in 1896 and donated the money to build the Richardsonian Romanesque chapel designed by the architectural firm of Franzheim, Giesey & Faris.

Read the newspaper article from the June 27, 1897, dedication.


Location

▶ Corner of National Road and Bethany Pike


Images

Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church


Newspaper Articles

Vance Memorial: Land Purchased and Church Planned, Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, Friday, March 20, 1896
Vance Memorial: Dedicated, Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, Monday, June 28 1896


Additional Resources

Library resources:
Vertical file: Wheeling Presbyterian Churches. Wheeling Room, non-circulating, ask for access at the Reference Desk.
A History of Vance Memorial Church: 1897-1972, Judy, David J., 1972. Wheeling Room, non-circulating, ask for access at the Reference Desk. Call #: Wheeling 285.175415 J929h 1972
Vance Memorial Church, Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., 1998. Wheeling Room, non-circulating, ask for access at the Reference Desk. Call #: Wheeling 285.175415 J929h 1972
Archives Vertical file: Wheeling Presbyterian Churches. Archives & Special Collections, non-circulating, view by appointment only.


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