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West Virginia Independence Hall


1855

Ammi B. Young designed the Wheeling Customs House

Other events that happened on or around 1855

1856

Construction on the Wheeling Custom House began

1859

The Wheeling Custom House was completed

Jun 13, 1861

The Second Wheeling Convention began in the Wheeling Custom House

1861

Governor Pierpont and officials began using offices in Wheeling Custom House

1861

The legislature of Reorganized Virginia began meeting in the Wheeling Custom House

Other events that happened on or around 1861

1861

The constitutional convention for West Virginia met at the Wheeling Custom House

Other events that happened on or around 1861

1863

The legislature of the Reorganized Government adjourned

1907

The Wheeling Custom House ceased being a federal building

Other events that happened on or around 1907

1964

The state purchased the old Wheeling Custom House and leased it to the West Virginia Independence Hall Foundation

Other events that happened on or around 1964

1979

West Virginia Independence Hall was opened as a museum by the Department of Culture and History

Other events that happened on or around 1979


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