Second Presbyterian Church in Wheeling
The congregation of Second Presbyterian purchased a "handsome residence" on the corner of 20th and Market Streets in 1848 and occupied the building for two years. In 1850, the residence was, for a cost of $12,000, replaced with a formal church structure.
In 1873, extensive remodeling was completed and stained glass and belfry were added to the structure. A pipe organ, purchased for $2,500, was operated by water power furnished by the pressure in the city water pipes.
The Second Presbyterian Church Building was sold by the congregation in 1974. It was demolished in 2016 following a collapse of the roof and back wall (see newspaper articles below).
➤ Formerly on the corner of 20th and Market Street (demolished after suffering a collapsed roof and back wall in 2016)
➤ Historic Church Comes Down, The Intelligencer, Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
Materials in the Wheeling Room: (non-circulating - ask for access at reference desk)
Materials in the Library Archives & Special Collections: (non-circulating - access by appointment only, call 304-232-0244.)