You know that saying “they don’t build them like they used to?” Well, anyone who’s ever bought a new home knows exactly what that means. Fortunately, Salvage One’s mission is to preserve, conserve and recycle glorious old architectural remnants from old homes and buildings before they get hauled to the wrecking yard.
With 60,000 square feet of space in the Near West Side neighborhood, Salvage One is packed with big ticket items like stained glass, claw foot tubs and big wooden doors to small intricate accessories like doorknobs and drawer pulls. They make furniture, they rent pieces as props for films and theatre and you can get married on their second floor in a gorgeous chapel room. It’s an eclectic mix of services, but that’s Salvage One for you. Open only Friday-Sunday.