Tag Archives: architectural salvage

New Brooklyn Resource: Reclaimed Home

A TRIP TO THE NEW CROWN HEIGHTS STORE, Reclaimed Home, could just save you a longer trip upstate. The architectural salvage and secondhand furniture on offer here are reminiscent of what you might find while foraging at the Stormville flea … Continue reading

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High-End Philly Salvage

I WAS DOWN IN PHILADELPHIA Sunday, helping my son and his girlfriend tear up floorboards at the 1870s Fishtown row house they bought last June. But first, by way of procrastination, we had to have breakfast and check out the … Continue reading

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Discovering More of Philadelphia

I LOVE GOING WHERE I’VE NEVER BEEN BEFORE, particularly when it’s to older neighborhoods as lovely and green as Philadelphia’s Mt. Airy. The 19th century houses, many made of stone, have front porches and deep yards — somewhat Southern in … Continue reading

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Old Doors and Windows, Cheap

I’M UPSTATE THIS WEEKEND and made it my business to check out the architectural salvage warehouse operated by the Historic Albany Foundation. My plan is to replace the screens on my porch with glass to create a year-round sun room, … Continue reading

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1 Hour in Red Hook, N.Y.

I’m always amazed at how much there is to see when an old-house (and barn) fanatic really looks.  All these pictures were taken Wednesday in the course of an hour’s drive around the Dutchess County town of Red Hook. Click … Continue reading

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The Ironmonger Under the El

You must have wondered – as I did – What is all that antique iron doing in the Lowe’s parking lot?  For a while, it was a hopeless jumble, but Roy Vaccaro, whose family has been in the scrap iron … Continue reading

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Salvage Heaven x 3

OLD CLAW-FOOT BATHTUBS never die. With any luck, they end up in architectural salvage depots, there to be rescued by renovators. Before yesterday, I never had occasion to visit Moon River Chattel on Grand Street in Brooklyn.  The original 13-year-old … Continue reading

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