ake Thomas from Florida Victorian Architectural Salvage & Antiques works to remove antique architecture from the historic Gould Building in downtown DeLand before it is demolished to make way for a Courtyard by Marriott hotel. News-Journal/JIM TILLER
Workers with Florida Victorian Architectural Salvage & Antiques are pulling out everything from floors to doors in the Gould Building, at the northwest corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Woodland Boulevard.
They are also salvaging reusable pieces from a house immediately behind it that’s also going to be torn down.
“Most of what we do we take it out by hand carefully because it’s going to be refurbished and reused,” said Mark Shuttleworth, owner of Florida Victorian, a business also located in downtown DeLand. “For instance, a big deal here will be the antique floors.”