Historic Houston's Salvage Program reclaims historic building materials from houses slated for demolition that could not be relocated. Historic Houston's salvage crew deconstructs and removes the valuable, structural and non-structural historic building components, such as doors, windows, floors, interior shiplap, exterior siding as well as all light and plumbing fixtures, to divert this material from entering Texas landfills. Historic Houston's Salvage Warehouse provides an outlet for the public to purchase this material and encourages the reuse and recycling of a wide variety of materials.
Historic Houston’s unique approach to preservation and conservation through reclaiming and recycling entire houses or just the building components has gained Historic Houston local, state and national recognition. In 2005 Historic Houston Relocation and Salvage Programs were selected as one of Metropolitan Homes Design 100, The Best of the Best People, Places and Extraordinary Things in the World of Design. In November 2005, Historic Houston’s Relocation and Salvage Programs received an Earth Mover Award from Natural Home and Gardens Magazine. In 2006 Historic Houston’s Relocation and Salvage Programs received the 2006 Environmental Leadership Award for Construction and Demolition Recycling and Reuse by The Recycling Alliance of Texas.
FACT: THE SALVAGE PROGRAM HAS DIVERTED OVER 883,000,000 MILLION TONS OF BUILDING MATERIAL FROM THE LANDFILL.
“Historic Houston can provide charitable contribution receipts for materials reclaimed from houses, in-kind material, and monetary donations to our Salvage and Relocation Programs.“