Photo by Ian Hicks
The “flood wall,” she said, always has held a special place in her heart, and while the building may be beyond saving, she doesn’t want to see the object of those childhood memories wind up in a local landfill.
“I used to see this thing every day and I just loved it …,” Henry said. “Maybe one day we could build a monument out of it. … So much of Wheeling’s history has already been demolished or destroyed. At least the city could save this.”
Whatever is left at buildings slated for demolition – including the remnants of the structure itself – generally become the property of the demolition contractor. Edge said he may be open to trying to salvage the bricks from the flood wall, depending on how much time and effort is involved.