Significant Elements - Imagination that Preserves Ithaca's Bits of History

Waste(d) Imagination Tour

Significant Elements - Imagination that Preserves Ithaca's Bits of History

Ithaca, New York 14850, United States

Created By: Just Places Lab


212 Center St, Ithaca, NY 14850

Historic Ithaca's architectural salvage warehouse, Significant Elements, opened its doors in the spring of 1991 with a mission to recycle the significant elements of old buildings. The program's slogan, "Significant Elements is Recycling at its Best!" conveyed its purpose to the community. The program was initially housed in a converted tobacco barn on Elmira Road under the leadership of Charles Pomada. Later, in 1998, the program relocated to an 1880s carriage house on Seneca Street before finally settling in its current home, a century-old warehouse on Center Street, in 2000. Within Historic Ithaca's preservation catalog, Significant Elements is the only architectural salvage program in New York State that provides an in-house resource library and employs trained preservationists on-site to offer expert advice. The program's dedication to preserving the significant elements of historic structures ensures that these pieces of history can be cherished and appreciated for generations to come.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Waste(d) Imagination Tour


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