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Architectural Salvage

Using architectural salvage is a great way to reduce the impact of exhibit development while adding a touch of unique style to a children’s museum. Architectural salvage includes materials such as flooring, doors, fixtures and windows that were saved during the deconstruction of older buildings. The internet is full of sites that sell materials in the form of architectural salvage. Here are a few companies:

Green Institute
Minneapolis, MN
612-278-7100
http://www.greeninstitute.org/

Architectural Salvage Inc.
Exeter, NH
603-773-5635
www.oldhousesalvage.com/

Architectural Salvage Warehouse
Burlington, VT
802-658-5011
www.architecturalsalvagevt.com/about.aspx

Urban Evolutions
Menasha,WI
920-380-4149
www.urbanevolutions.com/home.htm

Sarasota Architectural Salvage
Sarasota, FL
941-362-0803
http://www.sarasotasalvage.com/index.php

www.buildingreuse.org/

For larger lists of architectural salvage vendors in your area, check out the following sites:

Meetinghouse Enterprises, Inc.
Florence, MA
413-586-4748
http://www.restorationtrades.com/artisans/zip5.shtml

Building Materials Reuse Association
Pittsburg, PA
800-990-2672
http://www.buildingreuse.org/resources/articles/