Buy a Piece of History

Mark March 1 from 10:00-2:00 on your calendar so you won't miss the joint St. Luke/Lakewood Historical Society Architectural Salvage Sale! The groups are setting up shop in the St. Luke school building. Entry will be on the east side of the building through the gym doors, and the sale will be held in rooms 108 and 109.

St. Luke's items were salvaged from its Parish Center, which was originally a convent. It was demolished last summer to make way for additional church parking. Among other things, you will find natural wood doors, hardware and lighting at the sale.

The Historical Society accumulated its salvage items from the two houses on Sloane that were demolished for The Cliffs (thanks to Rick and Pat Foran for their donation); from Harding, Emerson and Horace Mann schools; and from houses on Robinwood in the footprint of the Lakewood High School renovation (thanks to the Lakewood Board of Education).

Items for sale include light fixtures, a natural wood colonnade, a double and a single oak pocket door, complete with trolleys and hardware, as well as their oak moldings. There are oak baseboards, window and door casings, thick oak paneling from around a window seat, and a set of exterior French doors, in addition to other windows and doors, register grates and much more. Of special interest is a large variety of antique glass globes donated by a collector, and a vintage crystal chandelier.

If you want to relive your middle school days, you could take home a length of solid oak banister from Harding, or perhaps a souvenir from the Home Economics room. A multitude of '50s chrome hardware was harvested from the metal cabinets in the Home Ec and Science rooms of all three middle schools, and even a few coat hooks.

Don't miss this sale! Perhaps you'll find just the thing you've been looking for, or even something you didn't know you needed—a little piece of Lakewood's history that will become a part of your home.

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Volume 4, Issue 4, Posted 8:42 AM, 02.06.2008