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Winston-Salem in Forsyth County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Herbst Shop on Lot 33 (1829)

Archaeological Site

 

— Old Salem Museums & Gardens —

 
Herbst Shop on Lot 33 (1829) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2021
1. Herbst Shop on Lot 33 (1829) Marker
Inscription.  In 1821, the newly married Salem saddler Heinrich (Henry) Herbst moved from the Single Brothers' House to the house he built here on Lot 33 (to your left). Like other artisans in town, Herbst both lives and worked in his house; however, while many Salem dwellings at this time featured only one door to serve as private and public entry-ways, Herbst created separate areas for his personal and professional lives. He, his wife Elisabeth, and their children lived upstairs, accessed by the stairs to the porch over the sidewalk, while scholars believe that the shop was located downstairs at the at the sidewalk level. In 1824, he added candle-making to his trade. Five years later, he further isolated his work from his home life when he built a detached shop on the lot. The 1840 map illustrating building façades (seen at top) shows his shop as a small, one-story building with its gable end facing Main Street. There is a window and a door with steps leading down to the sidewalk. Old Salem Department of Archaeology conducted excavations on Lot 33 (1995-1999) revealing shops, outbuildings, and artifacts. Findings shed light on significant changes occurring
Herbst Shop on Lot 33 (1829) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2021
2. Herbst Shop on Lot 33 (1829) Marker
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1821.
 
Location. 36° 5.315′ N, 80° 14.531′ W. Marker is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is on South Main Street just south of East Bank Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 511 S Main St, Winston Salem NC 27101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Second House Site (1767) (within shouting distance of this marker); Home Moravian Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rt. Rev. Edw. Rondthaler, D.D. (about 300 feet away); Commemorating the Original Krispy Kreme Doughnut Shop (about 300 feet away); Davy House (1835) (about 300 feet away); Garden on the Triebel Lot (about 400 feet away); Street Grade (about 400 feet away); The Salem Campus (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winston-Salem.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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