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A family keeps history alive, one reclaimed mantel, antique light fixture, and salvaged door at a time

May 9th, 2016 Posted by Makers 0 comments on “A family keeps history alive, one reclaimed mantel, antique light fixture, and salvaged door at a time”

by Jennifer Stewart Kornegay – Alabama – April/May 2016
Photos by Graham Yelton

“Despite its resemblance to an architectural graveyard, Southern Accents Architectural Antiques in tiny Cullman, Alabama, is not where bits and pieces of old homes and buildings come to be laid to rest. They come here to be reborn.

“I love watching someone get excited about something that could have ended up in the trash,” says the shop’s co-owner Garlan Gudger, Jr., a big guy with an even bigger grin who is equal parts salvage expert, preservationist, and treasure hunter.”

Read the full article here:  Garden and Gun

 

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