“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Wheeling in Ohio County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)

List House

List House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 31, 2009
1. List House Marker
Inscription.  Built for Henry Kilbourne List in 1858; Renaissance Revival style house given to the Woman's Club in 1941 and purchased by the Red Cross in 1946.
Erected by City of Wheeling, West Virginia.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
Location. 40° 4.372′ N, 80° 43.508′ W. Marker is in Wheeling, West Virginia, in Ohio County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (West Virginia Route 2) and Interstate 70, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. House is at the Main Street on-ramp to I-70 westbound, just east of the Ohio River. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 827 Main Street, 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. Augustus Pollack (within shouting distance of this marker); Marsh Wheeling Stogies (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wheeling (about 400 feet away); Wheeling Suspension Bridge - 1849 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wheeling Suspension Bridge
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By William Fischer, Jr., January 31, 2009
2. List House and Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Slave Auction Block (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Wheeling Suspension Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Henry (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wheeling.
Also see . . .  National Register of Historic Places entry form for the List House. (Submitted on February 23, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Additional commentary.
1. List House and Pollack Memorial
The Henry Kilbourne List House (827 Main St.) has undergone architectural changes. The front porch area is not original. It was rebuilt (smaller) by the American Red Cross in the late 1940s or early 1950s. The back portion of the house was added after the original construction. Mr. List was a successful dry goods merchant and banker who had a growing family.

To the left (south) side of the property sits the Augustus Pollack Memorial. He was a well known German cigar merchant, German Newspaper publisher, and an insurance executive who supported the nineteenth century labor movement. The memorial was originally located at the old state capitol building (built
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ca 1876) at Chapline St. and 16th Street. It was relocated next to the List House around 1956, next to the I-70 (Ft. Henry Bridge).

The List House is near the approximate location of the former Thomas Sweeney II mansion (847 Main St.) which was "demolished" in 1875.
    — Submitted February 3, 2010, by Scott Owen of Durham, North Carolina.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 18, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,172 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 18, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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