Saturday, March 15, 2008

Columbus Corners - Columbus Architectural Salvage

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.

4 comments:

Molly Malia said...

i love stores like that! are there any out here like it?

Brittany & John said...

Glad to hear you guys are back from the land of colds and coughs...one more day and I think we will be too! Let's play :)

Kim said...

I love the architectural salvage. What is not to love? We will have to see what we can find in our area once you are here.

Alexandra and Benjamin said...

Your previous post is the saddest post I've ever read. I hope you guys are back to normal now.