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Wheeling in Ohio County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Formal Gardens

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, September 14, 2019
1. Formal Gardens Marker
Inscription.  Waddington Farms was the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl W. Oglebay. Today the farm is one of the finest municipal parks in the country — Oglebay Park. The map above is from a plan created for Mr. Oglebay in 1909 for the proposed arrangement of ground for Waddington Farms.

[Captions:]
Reflection pond in the Formal Gardens as it looked in 1910.

Guests attending the wedding of Sarita Oglebay Burton to Albert Russell. Earl W. Oglebay and his grandson, Courtney Burton, Jr. are in the center of the group that had their photo taken in the Formal Gardens.

Courtney Burtons, Jr. with his mother, Sarita Oglebay Burton, in 1915. The Clubhouse stands in the background.

View of the formal garden from the upstairs window of the Oglebay family's mansion at Waddington Farms.

 
Erected by Courtney and Marguerite Rankin Burton Charitable Trust and the Helena Armbrecht Estate.
 
Location. 40° 6.152′ N, 80° 40.12′ W. Marker is in Wheeling, West Virginia, in Ohio
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By Devry Becker Jones, September 14, 2019
2. Formal Gardens Marker
County. Marker is on Oglebay Drive (West Virginia Route 88) 0.2 miles north of Lodge Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1330 Oglebay Drive, Wheeling WV 26003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mansion (a few steps from this marker); Oglebay Mansion Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Guest House (within shouting distance of this marker); South Lawn (within shouting distance of this marker); Greenhouses (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Farm Residence (about 800 feet away); Carriage House Glass (approx. 0.2 miles away); Serpentine Drive (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wheeling.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 81 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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