Monday, August 19, 2013

FOR SALE: Church of God and Saints, built 1837, in Wheeling.

In 1837, Chopin, Berlioz, and Mendelssohn were composing music. Martin Van Buren had just replaced Andrew Jackson as President of these United States, which numbered only 26. Wheeling was still part of Virginia. The first U.S. patent for anelectric motor was obtained that year. And this Greek Revival church was built in Wheeling and housed St. Matthew's Episcopal Church. 176 years later, this structure faces an uncertain future. The Ohio Valley Young Preservationists and the Wheeling National Heritage Area Foundation are joining forces to raise the funds to purchase and rehabilitate this structure. If you are interested in learning how you can help or would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please send an email to Liz at ovyp.info@gmail.com.


Church of God and Saints, as photographed by writer in 2011.
Interior. Photo credit: Joanne Sullivan
Stained glass. Photo credit: Joanne Sullivan.
Stained glass. Photo credit: Joanne Sullivan.
"Slave Gallery" - photo credit: Joanne Sullivan
Interior view. Photo credit: Joanne Sullivan.
Church of God and Saints, built 1837, in Wheeling. As photographed by writer in 2011.







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