Items from the U of R’s College Avenue campus are available through an online auction
“Much of this stuff dates back to the original building,” explained Carol Reyda, Project Manager for the University of Regina. “This is stuff that was used back in the early 1900’s.”
Source: Vintage university building materials being auctioned off | CTV Regina News
Jackie Schmidt, president of Heritage Regina, stands among some of the materials which will be included in an online auction being put on by Heritage Regina. Many of the items are building materials removed from the College Avenue Campus of the University of Regina. BRANDON HARDER / REGINA LEADER-POST
Schmidt noted that much of the wood is old-growth wood from trees that were more than 100 years old.“Every lot has a historical story behind it,” said Schmidt. “These are architecturally significant. They belonged to the (College Avenue Campus) and we want to make sure that they are not put into the landfill.”
Source: Old building materials from College Avenue Campus being auctioned off | Regina Leader-Post
Even in its glory days, the planetarium-shaped house built by a mime in 1978 out of WWII aircraft carrier parts and other salvaged materials could best be enjoyed by people who appreciate theatrical curves and the unconventional.
Source: Oregon’s 9-dome Hobbit House built by a mime is being sold in bankruptcy court – Photo Gallery – OregonLive.com
The eclectic-looking Scavenger Studio was made from reclaimed materials. Photos by Ben Benscheider via Designboom
This modern cabin in Puget Sound, Washington, incorporates a hodgepodge of reclaimed materials from homes about to be demolished, creating an eclectic forest retreat that is anything but ordinary.
Source: Modern cabin made from reclaimed materials frames lush forest views – Curbed
Cooley High School Photo by Chuckjav/Wikimedia Commons
Each property is listed with a link to its Google Street View—giving an idea of what the property and the surrounding areas look like—plus square footage, acreage, and the year each property was built. No prices are listed; these properties will go to the best offer.
Source: 24 vacant Detroit schools go up for sale – Curbed Detroit
Address: 21 Rehoboth Place, Dolphins Barn, Dublin 8 Price: € 545,000 Agent: Sherry FitzGerald
This leads through to the diningroom, where the original second fireplace has been repurposed as a smart, open drinks cabinet, within easy reach of the table, made from reclaimed scaffolding planks.
Source: RTE ‘Home of the Year’ contender could be a home for life for €545,000
John Mangelos and brother-in-law Allen Velthoen check out the interior of the Barnwood Restaurant building as they wait for wood buyers to come through their front door. GLENN KAHL/The Bulletin
They had devised a plan to tear down five old barns at no cost to the farmers in the valley and used the wood for their new family restaurant 37 years ago.
Longtime chef and owner John Mangelos said the second floor wood in the “haunted” private dining room was originally intended for a Victorian home that was never built. He said he was fortunate to find it, but extremely puzzled how the young ghosts were included in the purchase.
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Everyone who frequently crosses the Ross Island Bridge has spotted the beeswax yellow Queen Anne Victorian-style mansion with a 50-foot-high turret. MLS#16396701. Photo provided by Premiere Property Group
The family earned its wealth through co-ownership of the Poulsen-Inman Lumber Co., then the largest lumber company in the state. Fellow timber baron Robert D. Inman erected a matching Queen Anne on the same east bluff overlooking the Willamette River. Inman, however, lived in his mansion. The properties, once safe in the Brooklyn neighborhood, were separated first by streaming traffic on the highway after the Ross Island Bridge was opened and later by bulldozers. In the 1950s, long after both men had died and their company sold to Georgia-Pacific, Inman’s house was torn down to make way for a parking lot, according to the Cafe Unknown history blog.
Source: A doughnut king’s historic Queen Anne castle captures Portland commuters’ imagination (photos) | OregonLive.com
Charles Warner | The Union Times The old Excelsior Middle School building on Culp Street has been vacant since it was closed at the end of the 2008-2009 school year. Shortly after it closed, its electrical system was destroyed by thieves who broke in and ripped out the copper wire in the building making it unusable. The Union County School District will conduct a study of the property along with the old Carlsan and Adamsburg school buildings to find the best way to dispose of the properties.
Lawson proposed that the board authorize the study of the properties including the survey, appraisal, and salvage review to help determine the means of disposing of the properties that will best benefit the district. He pointed out that in the case of Carlsan, the study will also include a timber evaluation of the site which has 18-20 acres of pine and hardwood. Lawson said that the evaluation will help determine whether or not the timber should be sold separately or sold with the rest of the property to ensure the district gets the best value possible.
Source: Union Daily Times | District looking to get rid of vacant schools
The design and placement of the house optimizes forest views, a wrap around deck on the east and south sides that overlooks the greenway, and the cul-de-sac for safe and easy garage access. The vaulted ceilings in the living room make this house feel like a cabin while affording modern comfort.
This house is ENERGY STAR certified and is working towards receiving an award for the Coconino County Sustainability Program. What’s that mean? This home will cost ~30% less to operate, be more comfortable, more durable, healthier and safer for its owners and occupants, and all around better for the environment.
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via Cabin Haus – 2367 Chof Trail – Ezra Builders.
Paul Busby & Jim Savage
Paul told The Observer: “Jim and I rescued the spire in 2011 in a moment of historic architectural empathy and probable financial madness when demolition became inevitable.
“This is a one off item, very rarely available, which hasn’t been cheap to rescue, and will cost a bob or two for us to re-erect for a discerning customer.
“We found lot of the history of the chapel in a time capsule under the foundation stone giving us an insight into life in Edwardian Walsall. We tracked the builders and architects, and the cost of the build which was £3,600.
Black Country chapel spire.
via Fancy buying a church spire? | Leamington Observer.
Codes and Planning has been looking for someone to salvage the building for the past nine years.
“We would love it if someone could come up and say we are going to renovate and use this building, but we have been nine years now waiting for that to happen, and encouraging and going through multiple owners trying to find that person. We haven’t, because the money is at a million dollars plus to bring that property back,” Selby said.
via Historic Kirksville High School still set to be demolished despite community protest : News : HeartlandConnection.com.
Walter Ramsey, Montague town planner, said the town is looking for a buyer and developer of Building 11, part of a mill complex on the Connecticut River in the Turners Falls village. (Photo by / Cori Urban )
“Building 11” is a free-standing, seven-story brick building on about fourth-tenths of an acre between the Connecticut River and the power canal in the Montague village of Turners Falls. The 35,280-square-foot brick mill building constructed about 1900 is being offered under the town’s Commercial Homesteading Program for a nominal fee to the builder/developer making the best proposal based on well-defined criteria contained in the request for proposals.
via Wanted: New use for old mill building on Connecticut River in Montague | masslive.com.
Workman install a beam to help keep the rest of the Webber building from collapsing in downtown Montgomery, Ala. on Saturday June 28, 2014.(Photo: Mickey Welsh / Advertiser)
“As far as public buildings go, I’d rank the historical significance of the Webber building right up there with the Capitol and the old Klein building. Montgomery Theater Building played a major role in Montgomery’s history,” said Mary Ann Neeley, former executive director of the Landmark Foundation. “There’s all sorts of connections there to that building so to lose it and to have the wall collapse was certainly devastating to many of us at that time and to lose the building itself.”
via Webber building in need of buyer.
The City of Portland Water Bureau owns the property, structures, and infrastructure at 7025 N Willamette Boulevard. The Water Bureau no longer needs the property, structures, and infrastructure for on-going operations.
via Alma Tank (7025 N Willamette Blvd.) | North Portland | The City of Portland, Oregon.
A piece of art in itself, this 1484 sq. ft. rambler features open-concept living areas, tasteful, rich paint colors and accent lighting to enhance your decor. And mid-century truly meets modern in the updated kitchen where high-end Fisher Paykal appliances add contemporary conveniences accented by lovingly restored vintage cabinets. Step inside the one of a kind shower and enjoy the hand-tiled mosaic tub with an original design of artist’s own creation.The light-filled space also features a unique office area down the hall from an Art Studio.
via 304 E Leonard St Southport, NC 28461 MLS# 687252.
A salvage crew from Niagara Worldwide remove hemlock floor boards from the third floor of the former Mirro manufacturing plant in downtown Manitowoc. The company is stripping the maplewood and hemlock floor boards for resale from the building where thousands of people worked during the 20th century. / Sue Pischke/Gannett Wisconsin Media
“I see a horizontal forest … it is dizzying almost to see all of it,” Gauthier says of the several million board feet of maple and hemlock flooring now being harvested by work crews armed with crowbars and saws. “I just don’t see branches and leaves.”
If laid end to end, the planks — from trees as much as 300 years old — would equal roughly 2,600 miles, or more than the distance between Manitowoc and Los Angeles.
“The main objective is to keep the boards from hitting the landfill, give them a brand-new lease on life in a new home for another 100 to 200 years,” Gauthier said.
via Salvaging ‘horizontal forest’ underway at Mirro in Manitowoc | Post-Crescent Media | postcrescent.com.
Jim Hulce of Niagara Worldwide, Niagara, is helping lead the wood salvage project at the former Mirro plant in downtown Manitowoc. / Sue Pischke/HTR Media file
He estimates about one-third of 6 million board feet of northern hemlock will be salvageable for sale as a commodity on the wood market. “We have dozens of interested parties …we need people to stand up and make an order,” Spirtas said.
But without the demolition permit, city officials have prohibited crews from harvesting the century-old northern hemlock wood beams comprising the subfloor, as well as the steel beams and columns comprising the skeletal structure of the 900,000-square-foot building.
via Mirro building owner sees salvage value in wood, brick, steel | HTR Media | htrnews.com.
John sez, “Honest Ed’s, the iconic Toronto discount store (‘There’s no place like this place. Anyplace’) is up for sale and will be closing. You may know it from its appearance in the Scott Pilgrim comic and film, but it’s been a landmark in Toronto for decades. Not a surprise, of course, since it doesn’t really fit in to today’s retail landscape (they have real hand painted signs for all their prices painted by real honest to god sign painters that they employ full time) but of course, that’s why it’s such an amazing place. It will likely be replaced by yet another condo with ground floor stores that could be in any city in the world and a little bit more of Toronto’s personality will be gone.”
via Toronto’s Honest Ed’s will go – Boing Boing.