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Belle Isle Addition

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Various dates. Georgia, N. Wabash, and N. Erie sts.
  • Belle Isle Addition (State Historic Preservation Office, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Patricia Sands)

This early-twentieth-century residential development lies near the northern tip of Wheeling Island and surrounds the triangular Belle Isle Park. American Foursquares and narrow gable-fronted houses predominate in closely spaced groupings. Although most of the houses are wood frame, most have tall masonry foundations, evidence of the architectural adaptations necessary for survival in this flood-prone area.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.


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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Belle Isle Addition", [Wheeling, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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