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Salvage Barn 

Visit our warehouse and storefront at the East Side Recycling Center Campus.

2401 Scott Boulevard

Iowa City, Iowa 52240


Wednesday & Thursday: noon-5pm

Friday & Saturday: 9am-5pm

Who We Are

The Salvage Barn, operated by Friends of Historic Preservation, promotes hands-on preservation and sustainability through the salvage, sale, restoration, and creative reuse of historic architectural materials.

When a historic building is slated for demolition or renovation, our team steps in to deconstruct and save materials for sale at the Salvage Barn warehouse. We also maintain a Tool Library for use by members of the Friends of Historic Preservation.

Member Benefits 

Members of the Friends of Historic Preservation enjoy many benefits at the Salvage Barn, including discount prices on Members' Days and access to the Tool Library. Memberships start at $30 a year.


Tool Library

The Tool Library at the Salvage Barn is a lending-library available to members of the Friends of Historic Preservation. The Tool Library has a wide array of hand and power tools for home-maintenance, DIY, and restoration projects. 

Members' Day Discounts

On the first Saturday of each month, we will have special discount prices available for members of the Friends of Historic Preservation. Discounts vary from month to month! You can purchase a membership on the day of the sale.

We encourage creative reuse of historic materials. Many shop here for their crafting, art, and woodworking projects.

Shop the Salvage Barn

Everything we sell has been donated or salvaged. Older materials were often built better than today’s, and they deserve to be reused, not dumped in a landfill. Preservation is all about sustainability.

The Salvage Barn sells everything from hardwood flooring and trim to leaded windows and period light fixtures. Look through our dozens of doorknobs and hinges, rosettes and plinths, registers and sinks. Need an old door or window? We’ve got rows and rows of them—along with occasional antiques.

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