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Elm Hill (Campbell-Bloch House)

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Campbell-Bloch House
c. 1850. East side of Bethany Pk. (WV 88), 1.5 miles northeast of the intersection of Bethany Pk. and National Rd.

Surrounded by the Wheeling Country Club golf course and set far back from the road, this antebellum brick mansion bears striking similarities to the Henry K. List House ( WH36) in North Wheeling and the J. W. Paxton House ( WH13.4) downtown. Like them, it has an orderly five- bay facade with Italianate trim and extremely tall windows on both floors. A small cupola atop the hipped roof of the double-pile house is original, but the dormers are not.

John C. Campbell, the builder, was a native of Ireland, who enjoyed a long, respected career in the Northern Panhandle as a banker. He also served as a delegate to the Virginia General Assembly.

Writing Credits

Author: 
S. Allen Chambers Jr.

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