If you’ve ever wondered what happens to all the cool parts of buildings when they get torn down or renovated, besides being auctioned or sold, a lot of items go to architectural salvage warehouses. If you like things like gargoyles, antique bars, lighting, stained glass or doors that have been saved from demolished buildings of yesteryear or even yesterday, these are some places in Chicago to either shop or be inspired.
Salvage One | 1840 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL
Urban Remains | 1850 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL
Rebuilding Exchange |1740 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL
Architectural Artifacts: | 4325 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL