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February 2024

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Salvaging San Diego's History Longtime resource for homeowners and designers closes its doors W ELCOME TO THE CHAOS," Elizabeth Scalice says with a smile. She is busy behind the counter at Architectural Salvage on Kettner Boulevard in Little Italy, where she has been buying and selling bits and pieces of San Diego history for nearly three decades. e two-level store is crowded from floor to ceiling with wood doors and window frames, fireplace mantels and light fixtures, sinks and bathtubs, traffic signs, a birdcage, baby buggy, and so much more. e store is also crowded with customers on this sunny January day, including N.C. Winters, a North County artist, sculptor, painter, and toymaker who has spent four hours filling three wire baskets with "gizmos and rusty things" for his next project, while Normal Heights resident Ellen Stone is searching for a tiny part to repair a vintage glass doorknob. BY ANDREA NAVERSEN | PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID HARRISON Indulge design The store is a treasure trove for homeowners, designers, and collectors ranchandcoast.com 70 FEBRUARY 2024 RANCH & COAST MAGAZINE

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