“We are actually rescuing history, the stories and the way things were built in the 1800’s and early 1900s.”
(Slocomb, AL)—A local construction company is making sure old buildings in Slocomb don’t go to waste. Architectural Revival Construction is salvaging the town’s history by deconstructing buildings instead of tearing them down.
“We are actually rescuing history, the stories and the way things were built in the 1800’s and early 1900s,” Co-Owner Brian Carroll said.
Deconstruction works by determining how a building was made and reversing the process, which allows workers to reclaim materials without damaging them.
“By reclaiming materials, we’ve been able to make a few farm houses, tables, display items, quite a bit of things,” Carroll said.
Right now Carroll sells reclaimed wood furniture in Dothan, but he and business partner Jason Schmidt, hope expand the business and bring new industry to Slocomb.
“We would like to introduce this method into the area and employ 10 to 15 construction workers starting off,” Schmidt said. “I think this has a lot of potential to benefit the community and region in many ways,” he said.
Architectural Revival seeks to reuse all building materials, which means they won’t end up in land-fills, and can add a little bit of history to new homes.
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