“The results of deconstruction are less dumping in landfills, prevention of demolition by neglect, and healthier and safer neighborhoods. In the long term, we envision a citywide ordinance to deconstruct historic structures instead of demolishing them. This will significantly improve the environmental impact of the City of Savannah.” said Mae Bowley, Executive Director of Re:Purpose
Source: April 9 – Re:Purpose Savannah Receives $20,000 Gulfstream Giving Grant | Non-Profit Organizations | savannahbusinessjournal.com
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is seeking bids to salvage a Burnside Island cottage built by the uncle of songwriter and Savannah native Johnny Mercer, following calls by preservationists to halt demolition plans for the 101-year-old structure.
Source: Georgia DNR seeking bids to move, salvage Mercer Cottage
Athens Makerspace Manager Luke Black configures a metal lathe, gotten from ACEnet, in the metal shop.
“Now, along with our successful Columbus Road thrift store, we have ReUse on Union to provide community access to high-quality donated goods in niche categories as well as our online store, Athens FabMaker on www.etsy.com, which provides high-end and vintage fabric to artists and designers around the world.”
Source: ReUse Industries opens combined store/makerspace | Local News | athensnews.com
Residents say they’re sad to see FCS Ministries go but want new owner keep buildings standing
Rocereta, who helped lead the battle against the Fuqua proposal, says every person she’s talked to about the Stockade sale has expressed a desire to see the building reused. “No one wanted to see it torn down.”
via Grant Park to potential new owner of Atlanta Stockade: Don’t demolish the historic buildings, reuse them | Atlanta News & Opinion Blog | Fresh Loaf | Creative Loafing Atlanta.
From the nail holes to circle saw marks and the patina, we love the character in this old wood.
Each piece of wood Matt and Ben use has a unique history of its own, as do the People they get it from. In their hunt for old houses and barns they often get to experience the rich family histories of their community. They encountered one man who sold them the wood from an old, rundown chicken shack on his property. After getting to know him. Matt and Ben learned that the chicken shack had been built with the wood from a schoolhouse built in the 1890s, of which the property owner’s grandfather was the founder.
In their hunt for good wood, the Hobbs brothers have found many great family stories like this, and by recrafting the wood they find into tables, they are able to connect with those families and continue to tell their story for several more years.
Matt & Ben Hobbs
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