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Government & Public Service in Wheeling

NOTICE: We are currently in the process of restructuring the “Wheeling History” section of our website. Much of the information previously available can still be accessed by using the search function at the top of the page. We apologize for the temporary inconvenience. Please check back regularly for updates.

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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

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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