Apr 2, 2015

Salvaging the Rich History of 489 Washington Ave
in Brooklyn, New York

Yet again, Brooklyn is losing a piece of architectural history as another 19th century property is slated to be demolished. The rich and varied history of this particular building was provided by our friends at Brownstoner.com

Originally built as a private home for an affluent Brooklyn family, the house has been the post and museum for a Civil War veterans’ organization, a dance hall and ultimately a Pentecostal Church. The hope, according to Brownstoner, was that such a historic property would stand the test of time. Unfortunately this was not to be. However, Demolition Depot has saved many of the last remaining pieces representing the building’s fascinating history. From the magnificent stained glass ceiling with the Grand Army of the Republic insignia, to transom windows honoring the different branches of military service, to religious furniture from the properties’ last owners and a selection of stone fireplace mantels. If you wish to see all items we were able to salvage from 489 Washington Ave in Brooklyn, NY click on the image below.

Feb 26, 2015

Large collection of architectural elements
salvaged from an Upper West Side townhouse

Upper West Side Townhouse Salvage in New York

This impressive property is supplying a large amount of original architectural elements and building materials perfect for any restoration, building or design project. Available items include two paneled rooms, stair railings and stairwell wainscoting, parquet flooring, beautifully detailed wood and cast stone fireplace mantels, interior paneled  and pocket doors, and plumping fixtures. Click on the images above for additional information or contact us to inquire. You may also visit our website DemolitionDepot.com to view a larger selection of our paneled rooms, building materials and all other architectural artifacts.

Dec 29, 2014

Let there be warm and cozy light ...

Let the soft glow of colored glass lighting warm up your holiday season and beyond. Demolition Depot has a beautiful selection of stained glass, slag glass and art glass fixtures to compliment your interior space. And remember, if colored glass is not quite right, we also have an extensive collection of antique and vintage lighting, from crystal chandeliers and wall sconces to lanterns and ceiling fixtures. In addition, our new category features contemporary lighting options for your home or business. Please take a look at the image below or contact us to inquire. You may also visit our website to view a larger range of interior and exterior lighting.

1. Pendant fixture | 2. Murano glass chandelier | 3. Bradley and Hubbard fixture
4. Bronze cathedral lantern | 5. Chandelier with signed Nuart glass shades
6. Hanging globe light| 7. Bronze hanging lantern | 8. Bradley and Hubbard fixture
9. Chandelier with iridescent Nuart glass shades

Dec 22, 2014

Holiday Greetings from Demolition Depot!

Holiday Greetings from Demolition Depot

Also please keep in mind that our showroom will be CLOSED on Dec 25, 2014 and Jan 1, 2015. In addition, on Dec 24 and Dec 31 we will CLOSE at 3PM, and on Dec 26-27, 2014 and Jan 2-3, 2015 we will be OPEN by appointment only!

Dec 12, 2014

The Tree of Life -
A Mid-Century interpretation of a timeless symbol!

In addition to being the premier location for architectural artifacts, Demolition Depot has a large selection of unique artwork. Objects include vintage prints and photography, paintings, sculptures and garden ornaments, and other interesting items. One of the unique pieces we have in our inventory is the "Tree of Life".

Tree of Life | Demolition Depot in New York

“The Tree of Life is an important symbol in nearly every culture. With its branches reaching into the sky, and roots deep in the earth, it dwells in three worlds- a link between heaven, the earth, and the underworld, uniting above and below. It is both a feminine symbol, bearing sustenance, and a masculine, visibly phallic symbol- another union.” - read more

For more information on the “Tree of Life” or other items in our collection visit our website www.DemolitionDepot.com or contact us to inquire.

Nov 13, 2014

Kader Attia's Exhibition at Lehmann Maupin
featuring salvaged doors from Demolition Depot

“The installation’s group of anthropomorphic forms alludes to the type of gatherings that have taken place in various public spaces across the world in recent times, demonstrations of clashing values about political views and social space and other politicized issues. The door can also be seen as a metaphor for barriers, confinement, and opportunities for freedom that may be experienced in various realms of modern society.” Lehmann Maupin Gallery

Show Your Injuries -
Kader Attia

Nov 8 – Dec 14, 2014
Lehmann Maupin Gallery
201 Chrystie Street, NYC
Artist Kader Attia recently opened his latest exhibition Show Your Injuries as two installations in each of Lehmann Maupin’s gallery locations. Demolition Depot is excited to have played a unique role in the work Asensino ! Asensinos ! on display now at the Chrystie St. location. The artist sourced around 150 reclaimed doors from the Demolition Depot inventory, which were delivered directly to the gallery. He then split and rejoined them to form the structures for the installation. To view additional images and to learn more about the exhibition visit Lehmann Maupin.

Keep in mind we can be your resource for a wide range of projects, from architectural to design projects and everything in between. Simply visit the Demolition Depot website to view a large selection of our inventory or contact us to inquire.

Nov 4, 2014

The beauty of marble in motion

You know how beautiful marble is in its finished state, but check out this excerpt from the film Il Capo, by Italian artist and filmmaker Yuri Ancarani, showing the incredible process of harvesting it from the quarry. And for more information on the making of the film visit Nowness.

Interested in bring marble elements into your home or business? Demolition Depot has a large selection of architectural artifacts in marble: Fireplace mantels, plumbing fixtures, garden and building ornaments and columns.Please click on images below for additional information, contact us to inquire and visit our website to view a larger range of marble objects.

Oct 31, 2014

Treasures, Treats & Antiques for Halloween!

As well as Halloween Greetings from BooBoo, one of our many Demolition Depot Cats at the showroom in New York. And if Halloween isn’t your thing, feel free to visit our website to view some of our not-so-spooky architectural artifacts!

Oct 29, 2014

Architectural elements available from the neighbors of "Sex And The City" townhouse on Perry Street

Between real estate values jumping by leaps and bounds, and the presence of Sarah Jessica Parker promoting her new line of shoes on someone else's stoop without their permission, Perry Street in the West Village has been getting a lot of attention lately. Want to get in on the controversy? You too can own a piece of 64 Perry Street, the original inspiration for the exterior of Carrie Bradshaw’s Sex in the City apartment. Demolition Depot has in its inventory beautiful original 19th century doors and lighting reclaimed from the townhouse. These items are the last available from the property after a successful open house

For additional information click on the images below or contact us to inquire. You may also visit the Demolition Depot website to view our wider selection of architectural elements. And last but not least, to read more about Perry Street in the news visit Curbed NY.

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