Architectural Salvage

Architectural Salvages

It is a crime if a house must be demolished but some consolation if pieces of it can be salvaged and kept from the landfill. The Gifford Park Association has held a silent auction at over 70 houses in 35 years to fairly distribute old house treasures. If you would like to be on the mailing list for future salvages fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page.
* To view a slide show or the salvage in Itasca, click here
* To view a slide show from the Lovelton Salvage, click here.
* To view a powerpoint slide show of the Grant School salvage, click here.
* To view a slide show of 1400 Villa, click here.
* To view a slide show of the salvage at 312 Dundee, click here.
* To view a slide show of the salvage of 355 Ann St click here.
* To view a slide show of the salvage at 519 Dundee click here.

Rules for GPA Salvages

Winning bid sheets will be POSTED at each individual home at around 1:00 PM on Saturday on the weekend of the event. Phone calls will not be made to winning bidders as has been done in the past.

It would be helpful if someone would be at home from 11:00 to 1:00 in case we need to contact you for a clarification or to settle a tie bid.

All participants must sign a hold harmless agreement before entering the building to view it or remove items.

Make a SEPARATE bid sheet for every item you are bidding on – otherwise it is too difficult to sort the bids.

Things like doors need to be kept together as a unit with its hardware. Complete door units have a better chance of being reused than do partial ones. The highest bid for the door assembly wins the door and all of it