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Friday, November 10, 2006

Calling All Salvagers -- Free 1890's House to Salvage

Salvage Web, , has a posting on their website's "Exchange" page advertising free salvage rights to a 1890's home in Mississippi. The complete posting from that ad, and a link to the ad, both appear below. Architectural Salvage News is not affiliated with Salvage Web.

Complete southern home built circa 1890. 1800 sq ft home in Brooksville, MS is scheduled for demolition . House is in good condition. Church has no further use for the house. house movers are non-existent due to Katrina. house, all french doors, molding, etc is being sold to anyone that will dismantle. no local markets for such. can send pictures and more details. will trade complete removal for salvage rights if requested. must have insurance, etc.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Artifacts From Detroit's Tiger Stadium To Be Auctioned

Sources in Detroit tell Architectural Salvage News that the City of Detroit will have DuMouchelles Fine Art Auctioneers,, also of Detroit, auction architectural items and other memorabilia from the defunct Tiger Stadium. No word yet on when the auction will take place or what items will be up for grabs.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Your Antique Floor, Courtesy of Old Railroad Ties

Hundreds of thousands, and perhaps millions, of old railroad ties might be headed from Europe to the U.S. antique lumber market if one importer has his way. It seems the government of this European country is replacing every railroad tie across the country, and is looking for something to do with the old ties. Unlike ties used in the U.S., these ties are made from tropical hardwoods, are very old, and have not been creosote treated, making them potential candidates for remilling and reuse by this country's hot antique lumber market. This story is still developing and I'll provide an update as more info becomes available.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

New (sort of) Salvager Opens in Philly

American Soil has opened an architectural salvage store in Philly called Provenance at 1610 Fairmount Ave., (215) 236-6677. While it's a new store, American Soil has been in the salvage business, among others, for a while, hence my "sort of" in the headline. On American Soil's website, click on "architectural salvage." Presently, they're selling treasures from Philadelphia's landmark Divine Lorraine Hotel. I don't think Provenance has been open very long as it was never on Architectural Salvage News' radar before I saw an article about Provenance in Philadelphia Weekly. With as much architectural history as the City of Brotherly Love has, I've always been surprised that there aren't more architectural salvage retailers doing business here. Looks like that is starting to change. Best wishes for much success!