The Eckhart House
Built in 1892 by wealthy banker George W. Eckhart Jr., the Eckhart House was considered by the Wheeling Daily Intelligencer of October 29, 1892 to be one of the residential building achievements of the year. With most of its original architectural features well preserved, it is truly deserving of the title Victorian Wheeling’s ‘Crown Jewel’. The three story Queen Anne town home is nestled in the heart of Victorian Old Town and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Original Architectural Features:
- Ten fireplaces, including 5 double carved mantles
- Classic Queen Anne stained glass windows
- Four sets of 10-foot pocket doors
- Inlaid hardwood floors
- Original chandeliers and wall sconces
- Lincrusta wainscoting
- Several pieces of intricate ornamental fretwork
- Three story open staircase with carved oak balustrade, as well as a servant’s staircase
- Original hand painted floral motif on parlor walls and ceiling
We really love this place! This historic home which is on the National Register is a beautiful place to enjoy a Saturday afternoon tea with friends. The food is wonderful and the gift shop has a little bit of everything. If you want some wonderful homemade scones, cucumber sandwiches, chicken salad finger sandwiches and some wonderful tea, make sure you come to visit Gretchen and Joe. This is a must-do!!
Have been many times for the wonderful teas at Eckhart House with terrific homemade sandwiches and desserts Gretchen makes. Particularly love the holiday teas when Joe shares historic stories of Wheeling and the house specifically that are very charming and informative.
Great Victorian atmosphere.
Excellent tea! My wife and I had the cream Earl grey