- Location: Boston, Massachusetts
One of the delights of living in Boston is the incredible architectural history and diversity. Thanks to Restoration Resources, Boston's largest architectural salvage store, you can incorporate bits and pieces of that history into your own home. Restoration Resources owner, Bill Raymer, and long-time store manager, Walter Santory, have amassed a staggering collection of Boston-specific architectural elements including mantels, doors, cornices, statues, columns, ironwork, stained glass, doorknobs, banisters, hardware and so much more...
This might be an odd time to profile Restoration Resources, since the store will soon be starting the process of moving to a much larger location (with great parking!) 5 minutes away from their current spot in the South End. But it's also the perfect time for you to rush in because, in preparation for the move, they are offering a 15% discount on many of their salvaged treasures!
Even if you're not in the market for anything in particular, Restoration Resources is worth the visit. Walter the manager, who started working in architectural salvage when he was 16 years old, is a delight (don't let the gruff voice fool you!) and you'll feel as if you've stepped back, way back, in time.