Altenheim in Wheeling
In 1891, Mt. Belleview Hotel, a 40-room summer residence for wealthy Wheeling citizens, was purchased by Wheeling brewer Anton Reymann in 1891 and converted into the “Home for Aged and Friendless Women,” largely populated by immigrant women who had come to work in the United States as domestic servants, working in the homes of the wealthy, and had nowhere to live in their later years. It later became known as "Altenheim." Altenheim later moved to 1387 National Road and continues to operate as a home for independent men, women, and couples who are 65 years of age and older.
The original building was located at the corner of National Road and Altenheim Avenue, on the site of the present-day Kepner Funeral Home.
▶ Altenheim Purchased by Anton Reymann, March 14, 1890, Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, Saturday, March 15, 1891
▶ Altenheim Opened, May 7, 1891, Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, Friday, May 8, 1891
▶ Corner of National Road and Altenheim Avenue (demolished)
▶ 1387 National Rd.
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