Wheeling in Ohio County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
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 arrangements of grounds for Waddington Farms.
Arbor on the south lawn of Waddington Farms that was constructed in 1909. This magnificent structure was dismantled in the late 1930s due to its deteriorated condition.
Extensive planting on the south lawn of the Oglebay family's Waddington Farms estate in 1915.
Oglebay family and friends enjoying a walk on the south lawn in 1910. Mrs. Oglebay is holding the umbrella and Mr. Oglebay is on the far right.
Erected by The Courtney and Marguerite Rankin Burton Charitable Trust and the Helena Armbrecht Estate.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1909.
Location. 40° 6.122′ N, 80° 40.124′ 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Oglebay Mansion Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Formal Gardens (within shouting distance of this marker); Guest House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Greenhouses (about 400 feet away); Kangaroo or Wallaby? / Are Kangaroos Rare? (approx. 0.2 miles away); Farm Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); Serval (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wheeling.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.