The 1884 Paxton House, was built in 1884 as the winter residence of Col. J.W. Paxton of Wheeling, WV, this home is a beautiful example of Victorian Gothic architecture and still has its original tower. It was constructed with heart pine subflooring, which was an advancement for the time. The home’s center hallway features a courting window and a tight circular staircase. Originally the house had over 2,000 sq. ft. of veranda. It was completely restored in 1997 and a rear sunroom and gazebo were added. Today, the 1884 Paxton Historic House Hotel is a bed-and-breakfast inn.