6 Architectural Salvage Stores That Can Fill Your Philly Home With Historic Charm

If you’re redoing a Philly house, you’re probably redoing an old house. These places will have exactly what you need.

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Check out Life’s Patina in Malvern and more architectural salvage stores. Photograph by Courtney Apple

If you’re redoing a Philly house, you’re probably redoing an old house. From antique light fixtures to reclaimed floorboards, Philadelphia’s salvage shops have exactly what you need.

Philadelphia Salvage Co.

This 40,000-square-foot North Philly warehouse is one of the city’s best resources for reclaimed floorboards, doors, windows, tiles and more. Plus, you can put in an order to have salvaged materials turned into unique home accents like reclaimed countertops, built-in shelving or a live-edge table. 2234 West Westmoreland Street, North Philly.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

There’s a large selection of discounted furniture at this national organization’s Philadelphia store, but you can also find reusable cabinets, bathroom fixtures, countertops and even paint. The free donation pickup program is a great asset for anyone looking to responsibly discard old furniture and building materials. Multiple locations.


Architectural Antiques Exchange has a fun collection of historic accents. Photograph by Khanya Brann

Architectural Antiques Exchange

If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind historic accent to make your space pop, head to this Old City shop where you can find entire saloon bars, gilded mirrors, stained glass windows, light fixtures, marble fireplaces and mantels, and an abundance of vintage furniture. Not sure what you’re looking for? You can take a tour inside the store on Google Maps. 721 North 2nd Street, Old City.


The crew who run Philly Reclaim fashion custom furniture from wood salvaged by Philadelphia Community Corps members on their deconstruction jobs. Photograph by Sandy Smith

Philly Reclaim

This salvage depot isn’t just a great spot to pick up hardwood flooring, reclaimed lumber, ceramic tiles, doors, windows and vintage furniture; it’s also the place to call when you’re doing demo on an old home and want to make sure any historic elements can be put to good use by others. Their parent company, Philadelphia Community Corps, will help you get a tax break for any reusable materials they find. 5200 Unruh Avenue, Section J, Northeast Philly.


Shop for all kinds of reclaimed wood at Provenance. Photograph by Khanya Brann


Browse this reclaimed-wood outlet and design company’s stock of lumber and flooring online, then build some historic charm back into your home with salvaged exposed beams, stair treads, custom cabinetry or marble countertops. 1801 North American Street, number 1E, Kensington.

Life’s Patina

This 1800s bank barn at Willowbrook Farm brings together a curated selection of restored vintage furniture and architectural salvage. Hit up one of the Barn Sales to pick up everything from reclaimed French doors to antique china. 1750 North Valley Road, Malvern.

Published as “Renovation Resources” in the “Home Makeovers: Philly Edition” article in the March 2020 issue of Philadelphia magazine.