The KC Tour: Architectural Salvage

If ever in need of an old claw foot tub, elevator cage (for a bed or a breakfast nook?), art deco fixtures or a carousel rooster, head to Antiques and Oddities Architectural Salvage at 2045 Broadway in KC.  Owned by a couple of our schoolmates' parents, it's always packed to the brim with treasures.  This is the first time we've been in and come out empty handed.  (BTW, that elevator below from an old building in St. Louis is $4,500 - and absolutely incredible).

Photos by Porter Hovey


  1. Pitboss12 says:

    That's a treasure trove of great stuff!

  2. Laura says:

    So fantastic! Are there any stores in New York that are similar that you've come across? I always feel like people get all of these amazing things outside of the city somewhere...

  3. Laura - YES! They tend to be quite pricey (Demolition Depot has a couple mantles for upwards of $150,000 - and one of the best collections of old sinks and tubs I've come across), but it's worth the trip just ogle at the beauty.

    Olde Good Things
    124 West 24th Street
    New York, NY 10011
    (between 6th & 7th Avenues)

    The Demolition Depot & Irreplaceable Artifacts™
    216 East 125th Street
    (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
    New York, NY 10035-1738
    Tel: 212-860-1138

    For perfectly curated industrial design and old science stuff try:

    The City Foundry
    Brooklyn/Boerum Hill
    365 Atlantic Ave
    (between Bond St & Hoyt St)
    Brooklyn, NY 11217
    (718) 923-1786 (website doesn't seem to be working)

  4. what a fantastic store!
    I love the mantles behind the tub. I have been wanting to purchase a mantel, I may need to drive down to check this place out... not to far from me. would be a great weekend trip in the spring. (i don't drive in the snow, I am a california girl and driving in snow and ice is something I never learn how to do)

  5. Anonymous says:

    I hope that you are bringing back many great finds from this place - it's much like I imagine heaven to be! Christy