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Wheeling in Ohio County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First State Capitol

 
 
First State Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2013
1. First State Capitol Marker
Inscription. First Government of West Virginia established here on June 20, 1863 with Arthur I. Boreman as Governor. This building served as the state capitol until 1870 and again from 1875 to 1876.

Approved by the Wheeling Area Historical Society
 
Erected by Wheeling Area Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 3.911′ N, 80° 43.197′ W. Marker is in Wheeling, West Virginia, in Ohio County. Marker is at the intersection of Eoff Street (West Virginia Route 2) and 15th Street when traveling west on Eoff Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1413 Eoff Street, Wheeling WV 26003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Independence Hall (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Campaign (about 600 feet away); Old Custom House (about 700 feet away); Baltimore and Ohio Passenger Station (about 700 feet away); B & O Railroad (about 700 feet away); The Athenaeum (about 700 feet away); Board of Trade and Court Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lewis and Clark (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wheeling.
 
Categories. PoliticsWar, US Civil
 
First State Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2013
2. First State Capitol Marker
First State Capitol image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2013
3. First State Capitol
First State Capitol image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2013
4. First State Capitol
This building, built for the Linsly Military Institute in 1858, was the State Capitol of West Virginia twice. The Restored Government of Virginia also met here for two sessions. The 13th and 15th amendments to the Federal Constitution were ratified here for West Virginia. Later it became the Bertschy Funeral Home.
First State Capitol Sign image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2013
5. First State Capitol Sign
Today this building houses the offices of Cassidy, Myers, Cogan & Voegelin, labor lawyers.
The Conference Room image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2013
6. The Conference Room
Inside the First State Capitol.
Governor Arthur I. Boreman image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2013
7. Governor Arthur I. Boreman
from an image on display in West Virginia Independence Hall
First State Capitol Rug image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2013
8. First State Capitol Rug
Inside the front door.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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