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Thursday, January 24, 2013

HUGE 11+ foot wide Antique Stained Glass Arched Panels - ON SALE - 2 Available

note: originally published January 14, 2009
These salvaged stained glass arches
(two available)
would make an incredible addition
to any home or business
click here for the Ebay listing

here's one arch (pictured in the center)
before it was salvaged from an 1896 church in
Washington, PA (outside of Pittsburg)
sadly, the church was torn down
to make room for a parking lot
(can't help but start humming joni mitchell)

and here's how it looked when it
arrived here at

the guys worked hard to remove
this and other great finds
including this door
the motely crew:
borzo, jake, mike, tay & robert
to read about the adventures
salvaging these windows,
check out Mike's Dog Tales
article here
for more Dog Tales,
click here

Thursday, January 17, 2013

The new and (much) improved Black Dog Salvage / Salvage Dawgs Hino Truck!

Check out our brand new ride, 
courtesy of Hino Trucks!

Many thanks to The Sign Factory for the excellent decal work - in record time!  If you're ever in need of signs, banners, decals... please give Kelly and Dave a call and be sure to stop by to meet shop dog Chica and kitty Lucky!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Holiday Hours: OPEN Monday, January 21st 9am-5pm

We'll be OPEN regular business hours
Monday, January 21st
from 9am-5pm

We'll be waiting for you at the firepit!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

RR&E Car 56 at Memorial and 13th St - Magic City Launders & Cleaners circa 1948

One of the nicest things to come out of having a TV show is hearing from folks all across the country. We were thrilled to receive this email from a native Roanoker who recently discovered us on HGTV - (be sure to tune in Thursday, January10th at 8pm for Episode 2 and 3!)

I grew up in Roanoke and remember when your building at Memorial and 13th Street was Magic City Cleaners and Storage.  I would pass by regularly when heading downtown on the streetcar.  In 2006 I wrote a book about the Roanoke streetcars for the historical society and in the process of obtaining photos I received the attached photo from Gordon Hamilton of Roanoke who shot the picture shortly before service ended in 1948. I did not use this photo in the book but did use a number of Gordon's photographs including the one on the cover.  I think you will find the photo of interest.

photo credit: Gordon Hamilton, 1948

I wrote Gordon, who still lives in Roanoke, and he graciously agreed for us to use his photo.  He also provided this background information:
Incidentally, this car had just left the Raleigh Court end-of-line located just south of the intersection of Grandin Road and Brandon Ave., and was headed for Patterson Ave., Campbell Ave., Jefferson St., and then a large loop through South Roanoke on 26th St., Rosalind Ave., 27th St., Wycliffe Ave. 26th St. (again), Avenham Ave., Broadway Ave., 22th St. and then back to Jefferson St. to retrace its route to back to Raleigh Court.

Our building has held a number of businesses since its days as a cleaners but you can still see remnants of the fur vault upstairs - be sure to look out for the the cork lined walls.

If anyone has other photos of the building when it was Magic City Launders and Cleaners, we'd love to see them!