This Crumbling Social Club In West Virginia Offers A Glimpse Into A Bygone Era

An overlooked abandoned building in Wheeling, West Virginia holds nearly-forgotten stories. It was a place where wealthy and influential men (and a select few women) would gather and enjoy each other’s company. There was a bar, a restaurant, lounges, entertainment, and even rooms to spend the night for travelers. As times changed, the club was abandoned, and the beautifully designed building faced an uncertain future.

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McKinley & Associates has been working to save other historic buildings in West Virginia, as well as Fort Henry Club. You can read about some of the other projects at their website.

Fort Henry Club is located at 1324 Chapline Street in Wheeling, West Virginia.

For another interesting historic building in West Virginia, check out the Whipple Company Store.