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Joseph Speidel & Company Building, 1417 Main Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV

Joseph Speidel & Company Building, 1417 Main Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV

 
 
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Summary

Significance: Joseph Speidel and Company had the largest wholesale grocery business in West Virginia during the last quarter of the nineteenth century. This building, which was the company's first warehouse, is a fine example of the cast iron front buildings built along lower Main Street during the late 1800s. The building designed in the High Victorian Italianate style extended between Main and South Streets with cast iron fronts on both facades. Today it is Wheeling's single surviving double front cast iron building.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-69
Survey number: HABS WV-204
Building/structure dates: ca. 1877 Initial Construction

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Date

1933 - 1970
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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Morris, Scott, transmitter
DeBoer, Ruth, transmitter
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Location

East Wheeling40.06375, -80.72323
Google Map of 40.0637512, -80.72322849999999
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