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Paxton-Reed House, 100 Twelfth Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV

Paxton-Reed House, 100 Twelfth Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV

 
 
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Summary

Significance: This two-story residence was built by William Paxton in 1852. His son, James Paxton, lived here when he helped draw up West Virginia's first state constitution. It exemplifies the Romano-Tuscan mode of the Renaissance Revival style. The later Adamesque Colonial Revival entry portico with semi-elliptical fan light and sidelights, the Romano-Tuscan window details and roof top cupola are particularly interesting. Since 1902 three generations of Robert J. Reeds have lived and practiced medicine in this house.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-57
Survey number: HABS WV-200
Building/structure dates: 1852 Initial Construction

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Date

1933 - 1970
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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Paxton, William
Reed, Robert J
Morris, Scott, transmitter
DeBoer, Ruth, transmitter
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Location

East Wheeling40.06732, -80.71920
Google Map of 40.067318, -80.719201
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