Posts Tagged ‘architectural salvage’

Salvage City: Recycling History One Object At A Time

Salvage City: Recycling History One Object At A Time

October 7, 2019  |  Art & Design

One person's trash is another person's treasure, especially in the world of architectural salvage. Jacqueline Drayer takes a look at a new art exhibition at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens through the lens of the city's reclaimed materials industry > more

Appetite For Deconstruction: North Philly Nonprofit Tackles Three Pressing Issues With One Program

Appetite For Deconstruction: North Philly Nonprofit Tackles Three Pressing Issues With One Program

May 17, 2019  |  Preservation

Philly Reclaim brings sustainability, historic preservation, and job training together with its architectural salvage program. Kimberly Haas has the story > more

Final Curtain For The Former Edison High

Final Curtain For The Former Edison High

February 28, 2013  |  Preservation

The storied original Northeast High--famous and infamous--is being demolished for a strip mall and (in a phase 2) affordable housing. We have the latest on the development as well as remarkable photos from both 2007 and 2012 taken by Abandoned America's Matthew Christopher > more

Renovator's Tale: Salvaging A Gym Floor (Part One)

Renovator’s Tale: Salvaging A Gym Floor (Part One)

October 2, 2012  |  Art & Design

Enamored with the idea of salvaging an old floor? HC contributor Jacob Hellman has an insider's story on the reclamation of a South Philly school gym's hardwood. The upshot--it may not be as easy as you think > more

Update: Wynne Theater's Neon Letters Removed

Update: Wynne Theater’s Neon Letters Removed

January 11, 2012  |  Preservation

In West Philly, L&I forced the removal of the historic theater's neon sign, which are being offered for sale by Provenance Architectural Salvage > more