Architectural Artifacts
The success of Architectural Artifacts sprang from our desire to save our precious architectural heritage from the wrecking ball and make it available for reuse in remodelings and new construction. Our unique and unusual merchandise is primarily, but not limited to, a very large assortment of architectural antiques and garden elements. Items here are a small sampling of our vast inventory.
Architectural Artifacts

Toledo Architectural Artifacts since 1994 has been in the business of reclamation.    We save useful, reusable items from the landfill or scrap yard, which then helps customers renovate, restore & build anew. 





 Well, it's February & we're all snowed in here in Toledo, Ohio... 18" so far in the first 4 days. But that hasn't kept us from work & the store. Right  now we have some great estate art work in the store now from The Walter & Patricia Hoffman Estate. Some great paintings. But as always, we have a ton of great salvaged items available. lately, we've been focusing on vintage bathroom tiles from the 1920's to the 1970's. So check them out & if you don't see a color you are looking for us, just contact us... and a sample always helps us when checking for a color.

As to our hardware inventory...Bob & Charlie have been working really hard reworking our hardware room setup...moving some items to another area of the building & putting in industrial shelving to house all our 60,000 plus pieces of hardware:

  • Entry door sets: Victorian, Deco, Arts & Crafts, Colonial, Beaux Arts

  • Interior sets: 19th & 20th century styles

  • Knobs, back plates, rosettes, thumb turns, strike plates, key escutcheons, mortise boxes

  • Victorian hinges, ball top hinges, ball bearing hinges, cabinet hinges: steel/bronze/brass/cast iron hinges,

  • Slide bolts, cabinet latches, sash lifts, window locks

  • Pocket door pulls

Please remember...WE ARE GETTING RID OF ALL OF OUR STOCK OF VICTORIAN PORCH POSTS, MOST SMOOTH COLUMNS (most w/o tops or bottoms), WOOD TRIM as well as some other types of wood inventory. Right now we need the space for plumbing, doors & other items that we just cannot put on the floor. So...please contact us for these options or visit the store for even better deals on these items!! can sign up by clicking on the Newsletter/Sign Up link here...or at the bottom of our menu on the left on our home page. You can also like us on Facebook and sign up there as well. Right now the newsletter will come out once a month...which will be in around the middle of the month. So sign up now! We will also run our specials on the newsletter as well.

So please...if you are looking for anything you don't find listed on the site contact us either by phone 888-243-6915 or email us at for those needed pieces. 

Plus a little cool info for our customers: we sold some fun & funky items for the new 2015 Batman movie that is coming out. So, if you see these items in the'll know they're from us:

  • Mid-century Blue Bathroom suite
  • Old wagon
  • Wooden Porch Swing
  • Wicker Chairs & Tables
  • Big Kitchen Farm Sink us for our newest selection of vintage plumbing options that have come into our inventory. They haven't been listed on the site yet...but email us with your requests. And don't forget...we have over 50,000 pieces of antique & vintage hardware in stock. So, whether you're looking for a matching back plate, an interior mortise box or that very fancy hinge your want for your front door, just contact us with your requests & we'll see what we have that will meet your needs!! And don't forget...we have over 4500 antique & vintage doors in give us a shout 888-243-6915.

Movie & TV Show Credits:

  • 8 Mile
  • Public Enemy
  • Spiderman 4
  • Batman (coming out 2015)
  • Bronson Pinchot Project (TV)
  • Elementary (TV)
  • HGTV Restoring America (airing this spring): Detroit Home

Also, if you are a local customer, or a visitor to our store, you know we have 4 cats here as full time residents. All have been rescues. So we help support a No Kill Shelter here in Toledo known as Paws and Whiskers. We take donations for them in the store...but now we are posting a link to their site. If you are a cat lover, please think about donating to them. They are not a large place that receives tons of money like the Humane Society. Paws and Whiskers need all the help they can get. So please think about helping them out. Just click here DONATE TO PAWSANDWHISKERS.ORG to do so & help save a deserving little animal. Your donation (no matter what size) is really appreciated. 

And check out all the interesting new items in the store in our NEW ARRIVALS category. You can always see more by visiting our storewide VIRTUAL TOUR!

Here at Toledo Architectural Artifacts we strive to help all of our customers with many types of situations. So, please feel free to contact us with your wants, inquiries & comments (good & bad). Just give us a call or email us. And please ask lots of questions because All Sales Are Final (to see Store Policy click here) We are an Accredited BBB business.

WE SHIP EVERYWHERE in the continental United States!  Check out the Shipping & Packing Category for some basic info. It doesn't matter what it is: antique doors, vintage bathtubs, sinks & toilets, antique lighting fixtures, a giant antique garden urn, marble railing or a small delicate vintage glass vase - we custom crate & ship it all. Our 8,000 sq ft work shop is set up to handle shipping on any of our items we sell here. All we need to give you a quote is your zip code.

Toledo Architectural Artifacts, Inc.
20 S. Ontario St.
Toledo, OH 43604
888-243-6915 or
Store Hours: Tues- Sat 10am-5pm