We Heart Architectural Salvage

East, West
Thursday, April 28, 2011

Vintage glass chandelier from Southern California Architectural Salvage.

Our friends at Echo Park Patch today report on one of the coolest places in Los Angeles: Southern California Architectural Salvage (formerly Santa Fe Wrecking). Located in a large warehouse in downtown LA, it’s a great place to find architectural oddities like towering teak gates from Argentina, claw-foot bathtubs, iron gates, chandeliers, or vintage doors, sinks, and toilets.

The list is pretty extensive, and the only criterion: “It has to be different from what you get at Home Depot,” says owner Jerry Hernandez. Among our other favorite salvaging spots are Silver Lake Architectural Salvage, which recently moved to Pasadena, CA, the ReBuilding Center on Portland, Oregon’s Mississippi Avenue, and the Demolition Depot in New York.

Share your favorite salvaging hot spots in the comments below and check out a few salvage photos after the jump.

Stained glass window from Demolition Depot

Bathroom fixture from Silver Lake Architectural Salvage

A vintage safe from Southern California Architectural Salvage

Clawfoot tubs from Silver Lake Architectural Salvage

Corinthian Capital from Demolition Depot

Iron work from Southern California Architectural Salvage

3 Responses to “We Heart Architectural Salvage”

  1. John Hill says:

    One to add to the list is Architectural Artifacts in Chicago
    with its nice four-story atrium

  2. Silver Fox Architectural Salvage LA says:

    Silver Fox Architectural Salvage has just opened a new location in Los Angeles! We carry a large selection of stained glass, mantels, hardware, corbels, industrial carts, taxidermy vintage and antique lighting, furnishings and décor. Victorian, arts and crafts, industrial, art deco through midcentury. We also make reclaimed wood furnishings, and are happy to custom make creations of antique barn wood and salvaged elements, such as industrial machine bases.
    We hope you’ll come visit us at
    1060 E. Cesar E Chavez Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90033
    We’ve started a blog for our LA location silverfoxsalvagela.blogspot.com

  3. Donovan Dolph says:

    I will have between 7000 and 10,000 old red bricks off my 100+ year old farmhouse. Any ideas where I can turn to get rid of them? Any ideas or details would be greatly appreciated. I live in Central Wisconsin. Thanks!

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