Rebuilding Exchange Marks Fifth Anniversary
Jan27

Rebuilding Exchange Marks Fifth Anniversary

It’s a frigid Saturday morning but things are already buzzing inside Rebuilding Exchange. The massive warehouse is a popular stop for homeowners working on rehab projects. Rebuilding Exchange has become an important part of Chicago’s efforts to encourage using reclaimed building materials. In five years (and just 14 months at the 1740 West Webster Avenue location) it has achieved an impressive list of accomplishments. Its diverted 200...

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Demolished Buildings Find New Uses Thanks to a Chicago Non-Profit [Video]
Jan23

Demolished Buildings Find New Uses Thanks to a Chicago Non-Profit [Video]

Recently I took a stroll through Chicago’s Rebuilding Exchange, at 1740 West Webster Avenue. It’s a place where you can spot the remnants of old homes, cathedrals, and other structures. If I needed some plinth blocks, an assortment was available starting at $2 each. I could also have taken with me a church pew or old radiator, although that might not have gone over too well with the driver of the #9 Ashland bus. The...

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