Bunker House for Sale

Wilson Library has an impressive collection of materials related to Chang and Eng Bunker, the world-renowned 19th-century conjoined twins who lived in Wilkes and Surry counties in North Carolina. Unfortunately, it looks like we’ll have to pass on the latest Bunker artifact to come on the market. A recent article in the Winston-Salem Journal reported that the Traphill, N.C. farmhouse built by the Bunkers around 1840 is up for sale. The house features an extra-wide staircase and other custom modifications made for the brothers. With continued interest in the twins and their lives, I think that a house museum containing exhibits about the Bunkers and original or reproduction furniture (they had a bed large enough for four people to accommodate the twins and their wives) would certainly be a popular place.