The Artifacts Bank is operated by the Centre Park Historic District for the purpose of encouraging and enabling the adaptable re-use of rescued architectural building materials for residents of Reading, PA.
Items donated to the Artifacts Bank from building demolition, restoration or rehab projects are sold to owners of older properties at a nominal charge. Proceeds benefit the Centre Park Historic District.
NEW HOURS! The Artifacts Bank is operated entirely by volunteers. The Bank is open each Sunday from 9:00 am to 2:00 p.m., and Monday from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Plus, special appoinments can be made by calling 610-375-7860.
What is at the Bank?
If it comes from an older building, it probably has been or will be in our inventory. Our stock changes constantly with items in a variety of architectural styles.
Here you'll find: doors, doorknobs, mantels, stained glass, hardware, bathroom fixtures and lighting. We have stairways, newel posts, transoms, moulding, porch posts and spindles. There are columns, brackets, corbels, finials, bathtubs and even the kitchen sink!
Please Consider Donating
to the Artifacts Bank
Building materials or fixtures that can be recycled may be donated to the Bank.
Donations may be used as a tax deduction since the Bank is non-profit. For tax purposes, we acknowledge each donation, and estimated sales price, on our letterhead. To arrange for pick-up or on-site removal, please call 610-375-7860.
Do you share our interest in architectural artifacts? Would you be willing to join us in our salvage operations?
The Artifacts Bank is given exclusive salvage rights for all residential properties slated for demolition in the City of Reading. Please consider joining in this effort to rescue priceless treasures from historic properties before they are taken down!
Come visit us.
707 North Fifth Street,
When we're open:
Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Monday, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
House Tour & Brunch Buffet