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FOOD | ARTS | COMMUNITY | STYLE+LEISURE DOORS TO HOUSTON’S PAST HISTORIC HOUSTON RECLAIMS HISTORY, ONE HOUSE AT A TIME By Beth Levine | Photography by Houston Salvage Warehouse RECLAIM. REUSE. REDUCE. THREE SIMPLE WORDS THAT HELP DEFINE THE HISTORIC HOUSTON SALVAGE WAREHOUSE AND THEIR MISSION. THEIR INVENTORY IS COMPRISED SOLELY OF RECLAIMED WOOD FROM HISTORICAL HOUSES THAT HAVE BEEN DECONSTRUCTED AND BROUGHT TO THE WAREHOUSE, CURRENTLY LOCATED OVER AT 1200 NATIONAL, THE ICONIC 1887 HOWARD OIL COMPANY SEEDHOUSE. Providing reclaimed materials to over 11 counties across Texas, the team behind Historic Houston, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to the conservation and promotion of Houston’s historic architecture and culture, takes sustainability very seriously – with an inventory ranging from reclaimed flooring, doors and lighting fixtures to bathtubs and sinks. The before-and-after pictures are so good they might just make you think twice about buying new. One of the Warehouse’s specialties is the work they do with salvaged doors; ranging in prices anywhere from $65 for interior doors to $5,000 for unique or specialty exterior doors, you can have a piece of historic Houston that is as unique as the story behind it. Starting last year, the Warehouse is only open to current members, but at only $55 for an individual or family, membership surely has its privileges, as members can shop by appointment Tuesday through Friday any time from 10am to 3pm and freely without appointments on the first and third Saturday of every month. In a city full of antique and vintage stores for the home, the Salvage Warehouse sets itself apart as every purchase goes towards their continued efforts to preserve the rich and multifaceted landscape of Houston’s past. In the words of LYNN EDMUNDSON, Executive Director of Historic Houston, “Historic Houston’s Salvage Warehouse preserves Houston’s past for the future....one piece at a time.” Pro tip? Follow them on Facebook for constant updates on inventory, hours and more. 6.15.2017 9:54am 60 L O C AL | july 17 1200 National St, Houston, TX 77007 | 713.522.0542 www.historichouston.org/salvage-warehouse.html july 17 | L O C A L 61