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Government & Public Service in Wheeling


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 ➤  WHEELING HISTORY  ➤  PLACES

GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC SERVICE

State Government:

  ➤ First State Capitol Building: 1863-1870; 
     1875-1876 (Linsly Institute)
  ➤ Third State Capitol Building: 1876-1885.
    (Old City-County Building)

City & County Government:

  ➤ City Government in 1886 (Intelligencer article)
  ➤ Old Court House
  ➤ Old City-County Building
  ➤ Current City County Building

Federal Government:

  ➤ Federal Building & Post Office
  ➤ Modern Post Office Building 
  ➤ U.S. Custom House (WV Independence Hall) 

Law Enforcement & Public Safety:

  ➤ Police Department
  ➤ County Jail
  ➤ Fire Department 

  ➤ Health Department
     ➤ Garbage Collection in 1913
     ➤ Wheeling Certified Milk Commission 
     ➤ Wheeling Crematory/Incinerator

Public Service:

  ➤ Public Library
  ➤ Public Schools (See Schools)
  ➤ Public Utilities
    ➤ Wheeling Water Works

Children's Homes & Orphanages

  ➤ Children's Home of the City of Wheeling
  ➤ St. Vincent's Home for Girls
  ➤ St. John's Home for Orphan Boys

Homes for the Aged

  ➤ Altenheim
  ➤ West Virginia Home for Aged and Friendless Woman

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