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

Mansion

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, September 14, 2019
1. Mansion 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 grounds for Waddington Farms.

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Farm house that the Oglebay family purchased along with Waddington Farms in 1901. The Oglebays would conduct extensive renovation to the property.

Farm house at the Waddington Farms in 1905 during renovation.

Earl W. Oglebay and his business partner, David Z. Norton stand together outside of Mr. Oglebay's grand mansion at Waddington Farms.

Entry hall of the Oglebay family's mansion as it would have appeared folloowing the extensive renovation to the property.

Oglebay Mansion at Waddington Farms as it looked in 1926. Today the historic building is the home of Oglebay Institute's Mansion Museum.

 
Erected by Courtney and Marguerite Rankin Burton Charitable Trust and the Helena Armbrecht Estate.
 
Location.
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By Devry Becker Jones, September 14, 2019
2. Mansion Marker
40° 6.143′ N, 80° 40.121′ W. Marker is in Wheeling, West Virginia, in Ohio County. Marker is on Oglebay Drive (Route 88) 0.1 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. Formal Gardens (a few steps from this marker); Oglebay Mansion Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); South Lawn (within shouting distance of this marker); Guest House (within shouting distance of this marker); Greenhouses (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Farm Residence (approx. 0.2 miles 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 89 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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