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Four-story building built as a warehouse for the Crescent Manufacturing Company in Wheeling

Other events that happened on or around 1853


3rd and 4th floors of Atheneum Prison were outfitted as a theater


A troupe presented "Uncle Tom's Cabin" at The Atheneum

Other events that happened on or around 1856


Two large rooms on the second floor of the Atheneum Prison were rented by the government for use as winter quarters for secessionist prisoners held at Camp Carlile on Wheeling Island

Other events that happened on or around 1861

Oct 10, 1868

Atheneum Prison building burned down

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