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Preservation & Conservation

Salvaged materials may be used in preservation of historic buildings.

An Alternative to Demolition

Where preservation of buildings in situ is not a possibility, preservation of their materials through salvage prevents these materials from being lost through disposal in a landfill.

Preservation of Architectural Elements

The materials we salvage are available to the public for sale at the Architectural Salvage Warehouse retail store where it may be purchased to use in historic preservation or home improvement projects. Salvaged materials are often less expensive than new materials, and have a special character that new materials do not.

Financial Support for Preservation

Once the ASWD is fully operational, we hope to donate funds to preservation organizations to support historic preservation efforts in metropolitan Detroit. We also hope to initiate historic preservation projects of our own, purchasing properties, preserving them, and selling them to new owners.

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