The Center Wheeling Market is a historic public market located along Market Street between 22nd and 23rd Streets in Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia. It consists of the Center Wheeling Market building as well as the Center Wheeling Fish Market. The 1853 Center Wheeling Market building was designed by architect Thomas Pope as an open market. The building is of neo-classical style with three bays and structural cast iron Doric order columns. It has a gable roof and features a belfry complete with bell. The 1890 open brick, neo-Romanesque section was designed by Wheeling architect Edward B. Franzheim. It has brick piers that support a hipped roof with cross gables and a three-foot overhang. In 1900, a wooden enclosure was built at the northern bay to house the Center Wheeling Fish Market.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places for Ohio County on February 20, 1975. The property is also located in the Centre Market Square Historic District.
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Centre Market Reviews
This market has a historical vibe, which makes it a little extra special compared to some of the more touristy markets I have visited. I was there on a Saturday afternoon, holiday weekend and... more »
Very nice small businesses. The art gallery has some fantastic art work. Coleman’s has the best fresh fish in the valley. Most people returning to the area, always make this place the first stop... more »
I went to the Centre Market to go to the Coleman's Fish shop. We always stop there when we're in Wheeling and we've never been disappointed. The fish is cooked just right, nice and tender. Served on white bread, do much better than a heavy roll. I will continue to go whenever I can!
Awesome piece of history here!!! Built in 1853 (upper/north end) of cast iron columns and a gabled roof...it is older than the state of West Virginia! It is also the oldest cast iron market house in the country! It was originally an open market where Wheeling settlers could buy meats & produce. It is still, to this day, an operating market. However, it has changed a bit to accommodate the weather/climate without compromising the history...it is now enclosed and air conditioned/heated. There is an art gallery where you can purchase local artisan works (if that's your thing) and the Coleman's fish sandwiches at the deli are really good.
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