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Unmasking a Hidden Gem: Developer Aims To Lift Shroud of Mystery From Scottish Rite Cathedral in East Wheeling


A historic gem in East Wheeling has operated outside the public eye for more than a century, but under its new ownership, the Scottish Rite Cathedral is opening a new chapter in its rich history – and is opening its hallowed halls to the public.

Major renovations are underway in the 14th Street landmark, and a handful of public and private events have been taking place over the past several months in some of the eye-popping rooms of the building. Just last week, the Wheeling Rotary Club met in the marble-laden Rotunda room at the entrance of the Scottish Rite Cathedral – now owned by Roxy Development – with Roxby President Jeffrey Morris serving as guest speaker.

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