Washington St. 1940 Photo via Library of Congress
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November 15th is America Recycles Day—the perfect day to announce a new grant to Friends of Historic Preservation and to say “thanks” to the City of Iowa City! With this $5,000 Community Partnership Climate Action Grant, we will improve operations at our Salvage Barn, spread the word that preservation and sustainability go hand-in-hand, and share practical and creative ideas. The Salvage Barn is where you can buy historic building parts—doors, hardware, lighting, flooring, windows, plumbing fixtures, tiles, reclaimed wood, and many surprises. We salvage houses slated for demolition, keeping thousands of pounds of historic and still useful materials out of the landfill and putting it all back into the community and local economy. Talk about recycling!