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Secondhand Stories: Exploring Architectural Salvage

March 26 @ 4:00 pm 5:30 pm

Are you restoring a period home, redecorating a room, or building a new house? Architectural salvage warehouses offer a fantastic array of extraordinary everyday items, from vintage doorknobs and escutcheons to fireplace mantels, appliances, doors, sinks, stained glass windows, and eclectic one-of-a-kind treasures. Salvaged materials are often taken from demolished or modernized residential and commercial buildings. Architectural salvage warehouses can be invaluable for historic property owners and green-minded individuals to source hard-to-find, period-appropriate parts. Besides being a great way to bring pieces with character and history into your home, shopping salvage means that rather than seeing quality items tossed into landfills, they can be recycled and repurposed elsewhere.

Join AARCH as we explore the world of architectural salvage with Pam Howard, executive director of Historic Albany Foundation, and Susan Holland, executive director of Historic Ithaca. We will discuss their organizations’ long history with architectural salvage and stories of running their warehouses.