Wheeling Downs Restaurant Ware Coffee Cup With Saucer China, lunch diner

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  • Item Category: Ceramics
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 29, 2016
  • Channel: Auction House

HARD TO FIND! Up for your consideration is a restaurant ware coffee cup from Beautiful Wheeling Downs. Comes with cup and matching saucer. Made by the McNicol China Company . Very good condition, HARD TO FIND SET!!!! I have several early restaurant ware items listed this week from several hard to find luncheon diners, dives and 5 cent hamburger joints. Feel free to ask questions. Look at all pictures and judge condition for yourself. Check out my other items ! BUYER TO PAY WITHIN 5 days of the end of the auction.

History of Wheeling Downs

Wheeling Downs opened in the 1860s. Thoroughbred and harness racing are reported to have occurred during those years.

In the 1920's Wheeling Downs became the state fair park. The park was designed by architect John Carlin.

During the Second World War, there were attempts at racing but these were all unsuccessful. And shifts in the economy and ownership changes caused the open-air compound to close many times.

In 1945, Bill Lias, an entrepreneur purchased the compound. Lias redesigned the compound himself and turned it into a showcase of shubbery and steeples. This gave Wheeling Downs its nickname "miniature Churchill Downs".

Lias was a legend throughout his ownership of Wheeling Downs. The track was his and his family's home. He loved it and treated the track,
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