“I’m not Mr. Green or anything, but my parents grew up in the Depression, so there’s this element of ‘Hey, don’t throw that out and waste it,’ ” said Joyce, owner of Stockyards Brick, 4150 S. Packers Ave.
via This Guy’s Salvage Co. Has the Ice Palace, a Roller Rink, a Church and More – McKinley Park – DNAinfo.com Chicago.
The good people at the nonprofit Architectural Salvage Warehouse of Detroit do more than save great architectural details in buildings they painstakingly deconstruct, though they’re well-known for that. According to Chris Rutherford, executive director of ASW, explains that the group’s mission also includes waste diversion: Without Rutherford and his teams, every item for sale in the warehouse would have gone in a landfill.
via Architectural Salvage Warehouse of Detroit – Culture Features – Detroit Metro Times.