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Wheeling in Ohio County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Board of Trade and Court Theatre

 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2013
1. Board of Trade and Court Theatre Marker
Inscription. On this site stood the first Ohio County Courthouse whose cornerstone was laid in 1839 . In the 1890s, the Courthouse was razed and replaced by the Board of Trade Building and Court Theatre. Wheeling architect Edward Batee Franzheim designed the Building, which now has been honored by its inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.

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
Board of Trade and Court Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2013
2. Board of Trade and Court Theatre Marker
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 80 12th St, Wheeling WV 26003, United States of America.
 
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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Board of Trade and Court Theatre Building image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2013
3. Board of Trade and Court Theatre Building
Court Theatre Entrance 1206 Chapline Street image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2013
4. Court Theatre Entrance 1206 Chapline Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 305 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 4, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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