As a National Heritage Area, Wheeling Heritage is committed to protecting our city’s historic resources by supporting the preservation and development of historic districts and public spaces. Our work ensures that Wheeling’s historic integrity is preserved for generations to come. Be sure to watch our video for an in-depth explanation of our efforts in historic preservation.
Own an old building? Interested in buying one? Wheeling Heritage provides free technical assistance to current and prospective property owners interested in redeveloping their historic buildings.
Below are examples of how our organization works to revitalize our most important assets.
Mt. Wood Cemetery is Wheeling’s oldest extant cemetery located within city limits. Since 2013, Wheeling Heritage has been working to revitalize this historic site.
Wheeling Heritage discovered the need to identify the earliest dwellings in our city, and is working with partners to conduct an early dwelling survey of North Wheeling.
For two years, Wheeling Heritage conducted an architectural survey in order to identify a potential National Register historic district within the South Wheeling neighborhood.
Wheeling Heritage is currently working on a nomination to designate Warwood as a historic district. If the nomination proves successful, Warwood will become one of 12 historic districts in Wheeling.
Beginning in late 2015, Wheeling Heritage spearheaded the efforts to bring the Soldiers and Sailors monument back to Downtown Wheeling with a committee of key stakeholders.
This 1837 Greek Revival church is one of the few pre-Civil War buildings remaining in Wheeling. Since its transfer of ownership to Wheeling Heritage, the Blue Church has seen significant renovations.