City of Jefferson

Historic City of Jefferson Architectural Salvage Shoppe in Jefferson City, Mo., opened its doors in late July, offering an array of salvaged items that ranges from lights, doorknobs, doors and columns to shutters, stair railings and windows.

As reported in the Jefferson City News Tribune, the preservation group Historic City of Jefferson began collecting items a few years ago. However, inventory significantly rose following the May 22 tornado that touched down in the Missouri capital, leaving scores of damaged buildings in its wake.

As residents look to tear down or repair storm-damaged homes, they are reaching out to HCJ to donate salvageable materials and to buy historic replacement features for their homes.

“Old places matter and they matter to our community,” HCJ Executive Director Anne Green told the News Tribune. “Even if those places can’t be saved, they still have a value, so it’s important that we try to save what we can.”