Lunch With Books: Mozart Park
Built by Wheeling brewer and businessman, Henry Schmulbach, Mozart Park opened October 25, 1893. The park's attractions included a dancing pavilion with a capacity of 5,000 people, a casino, a bowling alley, a restaurant building, an outdoor stage, and a one-third mile long bicycle track. Schmulbach, in addition to being a brewer, also had stock in the streetcar business and built an inclined railway to reach the hilltop park.
Henry Schmulbach researcher Ryan Stanton presented a history of Mozart Park, including Schmulbach’s incline and the casino at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library on Tuesday, October 11, 2011.