For twenty-five years Earl W. Oglebay spared no expense or effort in turning his property, located just outside Wheeling, West Virginia, into a beautiful country estate, as well as a model farm where research in soil culture and crop rotation was carried out. During these years the mansion house was rebuilt, buildings were added, and much landscaping and roadwork was accomplished.

Upon his death in 1926, Mr. Oglebay willed his property to the people of Wheeling and vicinity, for as long as they “shall operate it for public recreation.” In July 1928, plans were finally worked out for transfer of the property and it was accepted as Oglebay Park on behalf of the people and placed under the governing hand of the Wheeling Park Commission.
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Comments

  • Joseph Rieg
    Joseph Riegover 5 years ago

    Excellent capture and effects on this beautiful house….remind me to visit West Virginia!

  • Thanks for the lovely comments Joseph:))

    – Kate Adams

  • vadim19
    vadim19over 5 years ago

    Wonderful work, Kate. Lovely combination of yellow and green colors.

  • Hi Vadim – this is a really nice scenic place – this is where I took “Outside looking in” and here is the door from which I did the picture – it has a fabulous herb and flower garden, almost Victorian in appearance and wonderful flower gardens throughout – thank you so much for your wonderful comments:))

    – Kate Adams

  • PSL1
    PSL1over 5 years ago

    Another beautiful work of art Kate, I love this series.
    Great work, – Peter

  • Hi Peter thank you so much for your kind comments – I adore old historical buildings and designs and there are so many in the states and probably as many in Canada which I hope to visit later this year – thank you for your support:))

    – Kate Adams

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 5 years ago

    wow, Kate, fantastic, another favor for me, love treatments, colors & beautiful architecture

  • Hi Luda! – thank you so much my friend and so honoured for the fave I am so happy you like it – this is my visit last Sunday – a fabulous place and flowers to die for:))

    – Kate Adams

  • CarolM
    CarolMover 5 years ago

    You are an inspiration, my friend. I have to go back again. Aren’t these homes just marvelous? Another beautiful image, Kate.

  • Oh Carol so glad you like it you know Wheeling more than any of us, I was so impressed with this place – could have spent much more time there.:)) I will go back soon.

    – Kate Adams

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekover 5 years ago

    FABULOUS home……………………….was he a slave-owner?

  • LOL I don’t know Steph the history didn’t tell me that much but probably easy to find out, you make me smile Thanks so much:))

    – Kate Adams

  • Dave7074
    Dave7074over 5 years ago

    Kate this is just another one of your beautiful photos my friend. Dave

  • Hi Dave! you have to come visit, a fabulous place for photograpy I had a great time down down there, it’s about 2.1/2hrs from where I live and it has a casino – I didn’t go but it was great to know I could have Lol:))

    – Kate Adams

  • Tina Longwell
    Tina Longwellover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous! Classic homes are the best!

  • Aren’t they just fabulous Tina!! – thanks so much for your support, very much appreciated:))

    – Kate Adams

  • WayoftheWarrior
    WayoftheWarriorover 5 years ago

    AWESOME!

  • Thanks a stack Tony – really appreciated:))

    – Kate Adams

  • Curtiss Simpson
    Curtiss Simpsonover 5 years ago

    Thats what I call a house, a beauty Kate nice processing !

  • Many thanks Curtiss – the entire house and gardens are stunning to see:))

    – Kate Adams

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