Despite claims of its historical significance, Wheeling officials plan to demolish this building on Milwaukee Avenue. Village trustees this week did approve a measure allowing the Wheeling Historical Society to remove some doors and fixtures for future display.
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A light fixture is a one the few items that will remain a part of village history after Wheeling tears down a nearly 100-year-old building on Milwaukee Avenue. The village has agreed to give the Wheeling Historical Society several items from the building before it's leveled.
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Efforts to save a historically significant building in Wheeling have failed, but the village's historical society will keep some of its past alive by saving interior doors and light fixtures for future displays. The Wheeling village board voted Monday to give three oak and fir doors and three glass and brass light fixtures from the village-owned building at 115 S. Milwaukee Ave. to the Wheeling Historical Society.