Friday, January 29, 2010

US National Trust promotes salvage

Galveston, Texas USA
Galveston's many hurricanes proved too much for one couple house, as it fell into disrepair they donated it to Galveston Historical Foundation if they would agree to move it of their land. Rather than demolishing the house the foundation has transported it in its entirety to the back yard of its Sealy Garage. Thanks to funding from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The cottage will be restored before serving as an annex to the foundation’s architectural salvage warehouse, which sells historic architectural elements, including windows, doors and shutters, to the island community.


Above: The 108-year-old commissary cottage arrives at its new home — the Galveston Historical Foundation warehouse at 23rd Street. The house was heavily damaged by Hurricane Ike. [photo. Galveston County Daily News]

Galveston County Daily News

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