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    I drove 25 minutes off of the interstate just to see this house. It's for sale. For about $399,500.00.

    If anyone has any historical information about this place, please share.

    army.arch, road_less_trvled, apricotX, and 35 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. neshachan 95 months ago | reply

      Thanks so much! I wish I could get rid of those power lines, though. =)

    2. Sphinx-Rising [deleted] 95 months ago | reply

      This type of house was typical of the mansions that used to be all over the South Side of Wheeling Island, which was called Millionaire's Row back in the day before my time, well the mansions in Center Wheeling tended to be a bit larger with some of them taking up almost an entire block.

    3. neshachan 95 months ago | reply

      How sad! I love places like this. They are so dreamy.

    4. Sphinx-Rising [deleted] 95 months ago | reply

      Well, I am sure that almost every city has houses such as the one shown, Wheeling was full of them, mostly in the North, Center, and Island sections of the city.

      There was this one really huge mansion type structure I recall as a child that was done up in grand Victorian style, and was almost half a block long, and several stories high, but was torn down in order to make way for the new hosptial, well other structures was abandoned by the owners, and razed eventually.

    5. nate'sgirl 92 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called historic porch gingerbread & millwork, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

      this is one incredible house!

    6. neshachan 92 months ago | reply

      Isn't it terrific?!

    7. C.B. Whittemore 88 months ago | reply

      What a beautiful house and photo! I've posted a copy at to anchor a post about how to sell a house.

    8. neshachan 88 months ago | reply

      Thank you very much. :) And thanks for informing me of the blog.

    9. pawcamvt 88 months ago | reply

      What you said those power lines. they ruin many a shot.

    10. neshachan 88 months ago | reply

      Yes, it's true! Bury them all!

    11. Marcfoto 87 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Italianate Architecture, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    12. Laura-Denise 79 months ago | reply

      WoW! My DREAMHOUSE !!! Oo It inspired me to write a Story ^^

    13. neshachan 79 months ago | reply

      Thanks! Glad to provide inspiration.

    14. Dan Stiver 71 months ago | reply

      This house is incredible! A bit eccentric, I know, but certainly worth a photo op!

    15. Dan Stiver 71 months ago | reply

      Powerlines are probably one of my greatest enemies. Who knows if it will stop with them messing up my pictures? The may try to electricute me some day, or strangle me, or .....

    16. Greg In Southern Ontario [deleted] 62 months ago | reply

      stunning home!! i drive the distance just for a look and picture too!!

    17. I_Dig_Doug 38 months ago | reply

      The Montgomery House. Currently a Bed and Breakfast. Built in
      the 1870s was the first in Claysville to have a bathroom. But even without that distinction, the house would be one for the history books.

      It was built by William Porter, who -- here's a shock -- was a wood planer and lumber yard owner. In 1901, he sold it to the Montgomery family, which owned it for 79 years and in 1974, had it listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

      Read more:

    18. neshachan 38 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the info!

    19. Joe Ganster 29 months ago | reply

      this was my friend's house while we were in high school! in fact, it was my girlfriend's best friend... many a night I spent here getting drunk when her parents were away, hahaha...

    20. neshachan 29 months ago | reply

      Your friend was a lucky person!

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