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Thursday, June 28, 2012

"Luxury Doghouses and the Dogs That Couldn't Care Less" NYT

Click HERE for a fun article in the New York Times featuring luxury dog houses including some from the Roanoke Valley SPCA's BARKitecture event, where Black Dog Salvage won first place! * we're not pictured in the article, so I thought I'd re-post these photos :)

 Slate roof, salvaged balusters, cast iron fireplace surround, reclaimed window, architectural corbels, vintage street signs, antique salt glazed star bricks and a working night light!
 This custom doghouse was auctioned off with proceeds benefiting our local SPCA and went to a great home!
Whether or not it's actually being used is another story... but it is definitely a great conversation piece!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Vintage Factory Textile Factory Carts turned Coffee Tables... on wheels with basket!

We salvaged a number of these great carts from Washington Mills in Mayodan, NC. 

Great storage on wheels! 
In addition to the full size carts, we created a versatile coffee table using one basket and the frame.

The top is reclaimed wood salvaged from church pews. 

 Fill the basket with your favorite assortment of games, toys, blankets, albums, 8 tracks... whatever you fancy!

$475 - coffee table
$374 - 4 basket cart

Available at:
902 13th Street SW
Roanoke, VA 24016

Monday, June 4, 2012

Salvage Job: Hopemont Hospital, Terra Alta, WV

Hopemont Hospital, Terra Alta, WV

The guys just got back from WV with some great industrial finds including these two sinks:

"Standard" Madenta Dental Lavatory
This adorable dental sink was popular at the turn of the century to avoid brushing your teeth and washing your hands in the same sink.  For more history, here are a couple links:
Vintage Plumbing
Retro Renovation

This was likely a scrub sink

For a brief history of the hospital (below) and photos, click HERE:
Hopemont State Hospital is in Preston County, West Virginia. It is located to the east of Terra Alta, WV. It was originally created as the West Virginia State Tuberculosis Sanitarium. According to the Geographic Names Information System, Hopemont has also been known as Rinards Crossing.

In 1911, the state Legislature funded a 60-bed sanitarium at Hopemont, which opened in 1912 in Terra Alta, WV. Hopemont was the state tuberculosis sanitarium from 1912 until 1965. It was located on farm land at a high altitude because low temperature and the high altitude were thought to help cure the TB patients. The location, called Snowy Creek, was in close proximity to the train, making the facility readily accessible.
Established in 1911 by an act of the Legislature as the State Tuberculosis Sanitarium. In 1921, name was changed to the Hopemont Sanitarium and to the Hopemont State Hospital for the chronically ill, aged, and infirm in 1965.