Henry F. Shaffner House
150 S. Marshall St., Winston-Salem
Henry Fries Shaffner, co-founder of Wachovia Loan and Trust, now part of Wells Fargo, was the original resident of the home. When the home was built in 1909, it featured a combination of traditional elements and modern amenities like fireplaces in each of the rooms as well as central heating, gas fixtures, and electric wiring.
Shaffner died in 1941; his wife moved but retained ownership of the house, renting it to medical students. It also served as a clubhouse for the American Legion and a boardinghouse before it was abandoned. The home was purchased in 1990 and underwent extensive restorations before being opened as a bed-and-breakfast in 1992.
Each of the nine rooms ($115–280 s or d) is named for a person or place of local historic importance. The Piedmont Suite is a worthwhile splurge. At 900 square feet, the room occupies the entire top floor and is decked out with a king-sized bed, separate living area, wet bar, whirlpool tub, and a shower built for two.
© Jodi Helmer from Moon Charlotte, 1st Edition