The Wheeling Artisan Center, a renovated 1860s industrial building with a three-story atrium in the heart of downtown Wheeling, is a tribute to the city’s rich cultural heritage. The building is located at 1400 Main Street.
The Wheeling Artisan Center is a stunning historic preservation project. The building, now experienced as one, is the combination of three separate buildings. The three-story atrium provides an inspiring welcome to our space. With construction dating to before the Civil War, two adjacent foundry plaques at the base of the pilasters clearly illustrate the state hood of West Virginia. One is marked “VA.” While the other is inscribed “W.VA.”
Renovated in 1996 by Wheeling Heritage, the building is home to River City Restaurant, regional artisan shop, “Made in Wheeling” exhibits, an event space, and the Wheeling Heritage headquarters.
The Wheeling Artisan Center was a $6 million dollar renovation completed by Wheeling Heritage, as a first phase of Wheeling’s waterfront redevelopment.