Zeller's Steak House in Wheeling
Zellers was owned by Wheeling's most notorious underworld figure, “Big Bill” Lias – with the first floor being a legitimate restaurant, while a plush gambling casino operated on the second floor.
- From Preservation Alliance of West Virginia
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➤ 1429 Market St.
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Resources in the Library:
➤ The Big Greek: The Rise and Fall of Bill Lias, Fetherling, George, 2018. Non-fiction stacks. Call#: 364.106 Lias 2018
➤ Murder Never Dies: Crime and Corruption in The Friendly City, Sidiropolis, George T., 2017. Non-fiction stacks. Call#: 364.1 Sidi 2017
Wheeling Room: (non-circulating - ask for access at reference desk)
➤ William Lias Story, Brent Carney, 2002. Wheeling Room, non-circulating, ask for access at the reference desk. Call#: Wheeling 364.106 L613c
Archives: (non-circulating - please call to make an appointment to view, 304-232-0244 or use our "Ask an Archivist" form).
➤ Archives Vertical File: Zeller's Steakhouse (Menu, 1945).
➤ Archival Collection: William Carney collection on Wheeling crime. (View finding aid.)