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Located at 16th and Chapline Streets, this structure was built ca. 1870 to entice the state government to move the capital back to Wheeling. It worked, but only for approximately ten years when the capital was once again shifted to Charleston. The building was subsequently used for city and county governments and torn down in 1950.
Three people drowned in the accident that drew onlookers along the shore and on the suspension bridge.
Postcard photograph, see original postcard for correspondence.
Postcard photograph, see original postcard for correspondence.
"Wheeling", West Virginia
Caption on postcard reads: "Built in 1839, torn down in 1904. Was located where Virginia Theatre now stands."
Caption on postcard reads: "Located in Downtown Wheeling, W. Va., this beautiful theatre features the top artists in Country Music each Saturday night. Broadcast over Radio Station WWVA, the world famous Radio Jamboree originated nearly 50 years ago. Symphony Orchestras, Broadway Plays and other entertainment events round out a full schedule."
"The Popular Playhouse"