“Reclaiming Philadelphia’s History”

From the Weavers Way Co-Op Shuttle, 1/2012

Co-Op shopers may have noticed something unusual going on at 542 Carpenter Lane, the building owned by Weavers Way that once housed Mt. Airy Art Garage. The building now houses Philadelphia Salvage (www.philadelphiasalvage.com), and when the doors are open, you can glimpse a huge selection of architectural treasures: bathroom fixtures, sinks, tubs and toilets; lighting fixtures, doors, windows and cabinets; reclaimed lumber and flooring, vintage tiles, furniture, and other reclaimed. Sometimes, there are even selections adorning the sidewalk.

On Thursday, though, things get even more interesting. Every Thursday from 4 – 7 p.m., Philadelphia Salvage invites friends and neighbors to stop by for Thirsty Thursdays, a friendly beer, some good conversation, and maybe a look around at the 4,000 square feet of architectural salvage, furniture and fabulous, frugal, funky, finds from period to mid-century modern.

“We love being part of this community,” said Stock, who opened Philadelphia Salvage in . “Thirsty Thursdays are a part of that, and chance to hang out with our neighbors and friends.”

In addition to architectural salvage and libations, Philadelphia Salvage also offers lamp and lighting repair and rewiring services, as well as classes like their upcoming Natural Building class, which can be seen at www.thereversefoundation.org. For more information about Philadelphia Salvage, call [215-843-3074], or visit them online at www.philadelphiasalvage.com. Or, of course, stop by for a beer, Thursday’s from 4 to 7 p.m.

Article written by by Jonathan McGoran, Shuttle Editor

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