Old Custom House
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member uccacher
N 40° 03.837 W 080° 43.316
17T E 523713 N 4434892
Historical marker outside of Independence Hall in Wheeling, WV
Waymark Code: WMCBKH
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 08/19/2011
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
Views: 11

Designed by federal architect Ammi B. Young for use as Custom House, Post Office and Federal Court. Constructed 1856-9 at cost of $96,918. Convention here in 1861 helped set stage for West Virginia Statehood. State’s first constitution approved here in 1862. Arthur Boreman, first Governor, and other officials, had offices here through 1863 when control returned to U.S. Government.
Marker Title: Old Custom House

Marker Location: Corner of 16th and Market Streets

County or Independent City: Wheeling, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Number: Not listed

Marker Program Sponsor: Not listed

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