Centre Market Square Historic District

Roughly Market St. between 20th and 23rd Sts., Wheeling, West Virginia


Center Market

Photo taken by Michael Miller in December 2019



Street View 


In September, 1850, the Centre Market Building was erected between 22nd and 23rd Street on Market Street. This created a new locus for mercantile activity in Wheeling. As new businesses located here store owners and their employees moved into the area as residents. Typical of the expansion in this area were stores like John Thoner's family liquor store which conducted business on the first floor while the family lived upstairs. William Zink, a carpenter and undertaker, built a rental townhouse adjacent to his factory. Mary Reed built a double store with apartment upstairs. -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 12, 1984
Reference number
Architectural styles
Victorian; Mixed architectural types
Areas of significance
Commerce; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Specialty store
Current functions
Single dwelling; Specialty store
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874
Significant years
1850; 1920
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 50
Non-contributing buildings: 8

Update Log 

  • January 6, 2020: New photos from Michael Miller
  • January 12, 2015: Photo imported by Michael Miller