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‘A Building Boom’: Wheeling mayor sees similarities between progress of late 1800s, present


“Building operations were never so brisk in Wheeling as they are at this time,” stated the lead to a story published in the Wheeling Daily Intelligencer on Friday, June 12, 1891. After more than a century, it seems that the past is providing today’s blueprint for the city’s future.

An avid reader of archived newspaper articles kept by the Ohio County Public Library, Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott cited this particular article as an intriguing snapshot of a pivotal moment in the city’s history -- a time when Wheeling was writing the beginning to a significant chapter of growth.

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