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McLure House Hotel Shows Off Progress in Downtown Wheeling


Members of the general public got a West Virginia Day treat on Monday when the McLure House Hotel held an open house to showcase upgrades made so far in the ongoing renovation project taking place inside the downtown Wheeling landmark.

First opened in 1852, the McLure House was already an established pre-Civil War hotel operating for more than a decade by the time West Virginia became the 35th state on June 20, 1863. Over the decades, the hotel underwent several major renovations, and last year, the facility began a new chapter in its history when Roxby Development purchased the property and immediately launched a series of upgrades.

“It’s still pretty early in the process,” Chris Fischer, hotel manager, said during one of the guided tours of the hotel on Monday. “Roxby purchased the property in July of last year, so we’re not even a year into it yet, but we’ve made a lot of progress in that year just freshening the space up.”

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