HGAC’s Architectural Salvage Warehouse open for 2023

Got vintage? The HGAC Architectural Salvage Warehouse holds its opening day this Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the historic Daniel Lady Farm, 986 Hanover Road in Gettysburg.

Come browse the eclectic inventory of vintage and repurposed items for sale.

ASW chandelier

The warehouse will be open in 2023 on the first and third Saturday of each month, April through October. What can the savvy shopper find at the warehouse? HGAC has an inventory that includes: Grandma’s cast iron kitchen sinks, washtubs and buckets, multi-paneled doors, shutters, wavy glass, Civil War era windows, glass insulators, fireplace mantles, lamp parts and globes, mirrors, restored and caned maple dining chairs, wooden beds and vintage woodworking tools.

HGAC receives a steady stream of donated and salvaged items for the warehouse, and many are sold as soon as a price is fixed. The inventory is fluid, so visit often to discover the many unusual items the warehouse acquires, as the stock rotates quickly. Historic Gettysburg Adams County (HGAC) has operated the Architectural Salvage Warehouse since 2006. HGAC is a non-profit organization formed in 1975 to spearhead and coordinate efforts to preserve and restore the historic heritage of Adams County’s townships and boroughs. The warehouse was established to encourage the reuse of items that otherwise might end up in a landfill, and originally operated out of a brick building on Washington Street in downtown Gettysburg. Operations were moved to the Daniel Lady Farm in September 2017.

In addition to the generous donors who contribute to the warehouse’s inventory, HGAC volunteers often receive permission to conduct salvage operations at older homes, barns and other buildings that are either undergoing renovation or slated for demolition. Salvage items include everything from old wooden flooring and mantelpieces, to antique doors and windows, to hardware such as hinges, doorknobs and cast-iron locks, along with many unique items.

So if you’re seeking an old door or window to match your home renovation project, or if you have a passion for vintage items, stop by the Daniel Lady Farm on the first and third Saturdays of the month and check out the warehouse inventory! ​

The Architectural Salvage Warehouse is coordinated by volunteers Kendra Kaufmann and Andie Donahue. All proceeds from sales and additional donations help fund HGAC’s preservation efforts in Adams County, as well as the upkeep of the HGAC headquarters at the historic G.A.R. Hall at 53 Middle Street in Gettysburg.

Period donations to the warehouse are always welcome. Those wishing to donate items or arrange a salvage operation can email HGAC at histgettyac@aol.com.

Can’t make it to the farm? Email HGAC at histgettyac@aol.com and volunteers will help you make an appointment to view the warehouse inventory.

Visit the HGAC webpage at www.hgaconline.org for more information on the warehouse and to view HGAC’s other upcoming events and

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CURT MUSSELMAN
CURT MUSSELMAN
1 year ago

The deals at the salvage warehouse are stupendous and it is wonderful that so many items are being kept out of the landfill and given a second life.

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