Olde Good Things has some glitzy showrooms in New York City, featuring beautiful antique fixtures and a variety of furniture and decor skillfully made with salvaged materials. Their Scranton, Pennsylvania, warehouse is a far cry from their New York boutiques.
The building is huge, housed in one of the many former factories that dot the northeast. Inside, it is loosely organized—maybe even messy—but filled with hidden gems. The items are a mix of the mundane and the extravagant. Many of the architectural salvage pieces once adorned grand homes, churches, theaters, and government buildings.
There are several on-site workshops that teach skills like metalworking, furniture-making, and electrical work. The workshops are abuzz with workers during weekdays, breathing new life into old things that were nearly lost to the trash. The salvage pieces on site are available for purchase, and one can easily spend hours exploring the warehouse.
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