fixer upper

Save This Old Home From Demolition? Circa 1850 Fixer Upper in Wheeling, WV $30K

OHU50K NOTES  $30,000

Thanks to Krista for submitting this circa 1850 home. As explained below, the owner knows its a goner but is giving this historic home one last ditch effort. The home was built in 1850 as the Hobbs-Brockunier Glass Company home. In the 1880s and ’90s it was owned by R.M. Gilleland, a glue manufacturer and proprietor of the Odorless Excavator, a privy cleaner.  By 1916 the building had become the King’s Daughters’ Day Nursery, a shelter for abandoned children ages 3 months to 6 years. Later the building was turned into apartments.


1888 ad



Fixer Upper For Sale! This is an opportunity for only the ambitious, historic home restorer, with passion and multiple abilities to take this gem to a new level.  Large lot, historic district, but the home itself is not on the register.

View only from the street. No access to property or the inside as it is condemned, unsafe. DO NOT GO ONTO/INTO PROPERTY. There is no trespassing. Issue that are visible by the owner: Sinking foundation, Foundation is compromised, Major structural issues, mold encompassing 80% of back apartments, unstable rotten floor beams. Yes-flood zone area.

Public utilities available, zoned residential/multi family, No back liens, clear title, all taxes up to date. If interested in the rich history home and are interested in the project for yourself, email or call, or text. Otherwise, this home is scheduled for demolition in one month. As many historians, and preservation offices do not want this taken down, no one has stepped up to the responsibility of the care of this home. In my opinion, it is not financially feasible, but possibly someone has the courage and passion to take this on. Yes, I own this home, as of last year. Yes, inspections, bids and financial reviews were completed to arrive at a demolition conclusion. I am posting this as a courtesy to old home restorers as a last chance opportunity. – Per Zillow

  • 7,700 sq ft


3530 Eoff St, Wheeling, WV 26003    $30,000

  • Contact Realtor: Property Owner (425) 209-6680
  • Google Map



  • Susan

    Please go ahead and let them clear this lot. Not only has it gone too far. But OMG imagine the hauntings by kids. And I’m sure (as the past was bad about it) there was beating maybe even deaths there. Sad…..sad and I’m ashamed to the last owners to let this happen. Disguises me!!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.