January 16, 2012: Thanks to the grandson of Troy and Anna Gillum, we have their original deed to the property at 35 Walnut Street, Shinnston, West Virginia. From this deed ownership of the property can be traced back to 1877. We have good evidence the house currently located on that property was built in 1912. Troy and Anna Gillum purchased the house in 1918 for the magnificent sum of $2906.25. The bed & breakfast is only Sweet Sixteen this year, but the house is 100 years old!
The lady who was across the street when we bought the house told us her house was built in 1911 and our house was built in 1912. Corroborating evidence is that electricity came to Shinnston in 1913 – and the light fixtures were both gas and electric. Our electrician found the last of the fixtures with gas a few years ago when rewiring them for us. This is the history of the house to say our Gillum House, although a bed & breakfast only since 1996, has a birthday this year – it is 100 years old! A CENTURY!! That deserves a celebration.
So we are giving the birthday present to our guests in 2012. Any reservation of 3 days or more will have the 3rd night for $19.12 + tax. The rate for the third night will be adjusted at confirmation of the reservation. Come celebrate with us! Reserve online or call us at 888-592-0177.