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Preservation Groups Have Faith in the Blue Church

Donations Sought To Save 1837 Building

November 3, 2013

WHEELING — The imposing sight of Doric columns on what many have come to be known simply as “the blue church” has been a prominent feature of East Wheeling since the presidency of Martin Van Buren....

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Nov-03-13 7:54 PM

I guess the young preservationists are different from the old preservationists. Who will maintain/operate the performance venue? The City has just spent a fortune in borrowed money demolishing historic structures.

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Nov-03-13 8:46 AM

Please don’t demolish the Parthenon. This ancient Greek artifact has brought millions in tourism dollars to Wheeling in the last decade alone. If no citizens see enough value in it to purchase and renovate it using their own money, the article is correct that the city badly needs another taxpayer-funded theater facility. If somebody needs to tear down something to make room for basketball courts, condemn a housing tract somewhere.

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Nov-03-13 8:16 AM

What is the asking price? This is something that should be saved and restored. Perhaps all the congregations in the Wheeling area would be interested in getting behind the project and maybe the various business groups interested.

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