It seems like every big city has at least one architectural salvage company. Years ago Candice and I went searching for one in Columbus and came up with . . . NOTHING. Pretty sad considering the amount of old buildings around here being torn down or remodeled.
A few weeks ago, Larry and I were heading to visit a friend at the hospital when we saw a sign (and by sign, I mean a small piece of posterboard) that said, "Architectural salvage open today". Of course we had to stop by later to check it out.
Columbus Architectural Salvage was recently opened by Chris Sauer, a carpenter who started the business after being disappointed in the lack of local businesses with vintage building materials. He had salvage parts stored in his small workshop and opened it to the public on Saturdays. We stopped by to visit just before he moved to a new location at 1270 Edgehill Road in Grandview.
It seemed a bit pricey, but it was still fun to look around, and I hope he finds a lot of customers because we need a business like this in Columbus! you can't buy doors like this at Lowe's or Home Depot.