Finder’s Keeper: A Go-To Guide
photograph: Kim Thornton
Stuart Grannen’s store, Architectural Artifacts, is one of a handful of Chicago-area places where you can find reclaimed decorative objects, furniture, and hardware—both the rarefied and the bizarre. Here is a guide to the sources and their areas of expertise.
>> Architectural Artifacts, 4325 North Ravenswood Avenue; 773-348-0622 Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week Size: 80,000 square feet Goods: mantels, stained glass, terra cotta, wrought iron, lighting, tiles of special interest: French ironwork and antiques from Argentina
>> Island Girl Salvage, 160 Kelly Street, Elk Grove Village; 847-593-2433 Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday Size: 5,000 square feet Goods: mantels, sinks, columns, pedestals, lighting Of special interest: glamorous items from houses on the North Shore and in Hinsdale
>> Olde Good Things, 1819 West Grand Avenue; 312-492-1485 Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week Size: 4,000 square feet Goods: wood flooring, bathtubs, sinks, lighting, tile Of special interest: marble mantels from the Plaza Hotel in New York, iron headboards
>> Revival, 1401 West Irving Park Road; 773-248-1211 Hours: noon to 6 p.m. seven days a week Size: 3,200 square feet Goods: mirrors, chests, mantels, chairs Of special interest: European and mid- century modern furniture
>> Salvage One, 1840 West Hubbard Street; 312-733-0098 Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday Size: 70,000 square feet Goods: hardware, sinks, bathtubs, doors, moldings, garden decorations Of special interest: antique hinges and bath fixtures
–M. F. C.