c. 1860 – Wheeling, WV

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90 14th St, Wheeling, WV 26003

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  • $97,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 1600 Sq Ft
Spacious Victorian just a short walk to downtown Wheeling. It contains original woodwork, mantels, hardwood floors, leaded glass entryway, as well as re-wired original light fixtures. Also an updated kitchen with quartz counter tops, second floor laundry, upgraded 200AMP service, new garage roof and door. Property also zoned commercial. First floor full bath is under renovation. Also the outside is in the process of being painted. This home is gorgeous and in move in condition.
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Rebecca Castilow, Kennen & Kennen Realtors
(304) 242-6700
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17 Comments on c. 1860 – Wheeling, WV

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12425 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Wow, just drive around on this street and look at some gorgeous homes and buildings. This is the kind of dream neighborhood that I’d want to help revitalize.

    The posted home started out in c. 1860 and later had a Colonial Revival makeover.

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    • A Davis says: 38 comments

      You’re right. That street does look nice. The Cathedral Parish School across the street looks awesome.

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    • Shannon B. says: 21 comments

      My mom grew up there, my great grandmother lived in the same mountain side house from ’43 until she died in 2015. The city is packed with these painted beauties, it’s a historic coal town with a lot of yesteryear charm that’s been revitalized thanks to jobs in healthcare of its aging population. I recommend if you’re ever near to pay a visit to Oglebay park, that’s a family tradition we visit once every other year.

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  2. DeniseLynn says: 201 comments

    The fireplace in the dining room is gorgeous.

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  3. SharonSharon says: 599 comments
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    2001 Contemporary
    Sedalia, MO

    The entry, the glass, and the green-tiled fireplace made my heart sing. Then the maroon tile. Then the inlaid floor. And the newel post. The bathroom. Got my heart a-singing. Happy Friday!

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  4. Christie says: 113 comments

    This is just lovely!

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  5. Nikitaeileen Krupoderov says: 26 comments

    I love this..would love to restore and fix to my neutrals palette…Such a gorgeous facade

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  6. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12425 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I loved a readers comment on Facebook about Wheeling, from Elmer: “The town is great and new businesses are opening every day. The downtown which this is very near is going to through a renaissance so values are still good. The homes are much more expensive in the suburban areas.”

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    • Gail norris says: 2 comments

      Is there a nearby starbucks? Is there any serious problems mechanical or structurally? How old is the roof? How much is the property tax? Are the fireplaces functional? Any window issues?

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    • Karen says: 1225 comments

      I think that’s the Scottish Rite building. There’s one in Ft Wayne, too, just as impressive a building. I wonder what this new jobs are paying!

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  7. Jennifer says: 6 comments

    Other than the mustard paint in the foyer, I love every single thing in this house. It’s perfect.

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  8. Robin atterton says: 1 comments

    Love this!!!!!!

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  9. Karen says: 1225 comments

    Nice house, great wood, looks like a great location. The only
    Thing I saw out of order, was that the bathtub needs to be sanded and repainted! If this is all, this looks great! Love the wood, the inlaid floor, that inlaid floor.

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  10. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5642 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    Wheeling was in the late 19th century a commercial hub for an entire region. Nearby along the Ohio River, the bustling factories were making pottery products for the nation, cream and red colored bricks, steel, and an almost unlimited supply of coal. Wheeling was a classy prosperous town in the late 1800’s with a large number of merchants and trade by river, rail, and historic roads tied to the nation’s early growth going west.
    On the other hand, the community had a massive flood of the Ohio River in 1913, 1937, and several more in the decades since. The regional industrial base shrunk and declined in the post industrial age so that Wheeling declined with it. A small silver lining in the otherwise grey economic picture was the survival of many remaining historic homes and buildings in town. As noted above, historic preservation is making slow progress but I think downtown Wheeling could possibly develop some “Hipster creds” based on its hilly terrain and funky dense blend of old commercial and residential architecture. It has the potential to become a very tourist friendly town if local leaders recognized the path to get there.

    This modestly priced urban home reflects the continued weakness in some of Wheeling’s residential areas. As a brick townhouse, visually it still compares favorably up against a Brooklyn Brownstone except for the price which in Brooklyn wouldn’t buy more than a Brownstone room. Many nice details remain here including a beautiful fretwork spandrel with fancy sawn scrollwork and radiating spokes. Beauty can be made from inexpensive materials as seen in this example. I also appreciate the inlaid patterned floors with fancy borders in contrasting darker woods. (likely Walnut or another wood stained darker) The mantels are generally top notch and the millwork overall is of excellent quality. If it were mine, there’s really not much I would want to change here. Personally, I’m hoping for better times for Wheeling and the upper Ohio River communities.

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  11. Tbake says: 43 comments

    This is my town! I see the address is withheld, I know I’ve seen this house before but can’t remember the exact street. Possibly 12th through 16th streets near downtown. It’s true our town is having quite a successful revitalization. I moved away in the 90s and moved back several years ago and it’s a much more bustling town than it was 25 years ago. We have a newish mayor who is very active in downtown restoration and development and so far so good. This part of town is filled with old homes, and yes they’re usually priced well.

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