Wheeling in Ohio County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Board of Trade and Court Theatre
The Board of Trade Building was a state-of-the-art office complex which has been home to many prominent Wheeling businesses and was erected at a cost of $170,000. The Court Theatre was expanded in the 1920s and was considered the premier theater in Wheeling which housed many vaudeville shows and plays. The Court was later converted to a movie theater and was closed in 1982.
Wheeling attorney Robert P. Fitzsimmons purchased the entire building in 1996 with his business associates, Russell Jay Guthrie, and Kay L. Guthrie. The property was fully rehabilitated and renovated under the guidance of attorney Fitzsimmons' father, Robert J. Fitzsimmons, and Kay L. Guthrie, Project Manager.
Location. 40° 4.041′ N, 80° 43.261′ W. Marker is in Wheeling, West Virginia, in Ohio County. Marker is at the intersection of 12th Street and Chapline Street, on the right when traveling east on 12th Street. Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wheeling Post No. 1 (about 400 feet away); First State Capitol (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Siege of Fort Henry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lewis and Clark (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wheeling Wharf (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wheeling -- "a pretty considerable Village" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Congressional Medal of Honor (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wheeling.
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