2013 – Apartment Therapy – “4 Sources for Architectural Salvage in Chicago”


Architectural salvage shops are increasingly popular destinations for designers, collectors, and remodelers, and for the home decorator looking for unique furnishings, there’s no better place to start a search. 

In part, salvage stores hold such wide appeal because the items there carry the forgotten tales of the past, and invite collectors to imagine creative reuse ideas. Additionally, reclaimed objects and materials are greener and often more durable, which appeals to buyers’ practical sides. 

Architectural Artifacts: 

Architectural Artifacts has been in business for 25 years, and Stuart Grannen, the owner, has spent those years well, amassing a varied, intriguing, and beautiful collection of objects, which fill an 80,000 square foot warehouse. These antique pieces have been gathered from around the globe, and you’ll find pieces from Argentina, France, and Morocco alongside pieces from old Chicago landmarks.