Demolition Depot

216 E. 125th St.
(bet. 2nd and 3rd Ave.)
New York City
Tel: (212) 860-1138



Impressive Last Quarter 19th Century Entry

Calling all re-modelers, architects, decorators, prop stylists and antique aficionados: perched uptown on East 125th Street is the collector’s dream-come-true, otherwise known as ‘Demolition Depot’. Part of the Irreplaceable Artifacts company formerly of downtown New York City, Demolition Depot is essentially a grown-up’s toy store for décor enthusiasts, with antiques and architectural artifacts such as antique & vintage lighting, hardware, plumbing fixtures, doors, stained glass, windows, railings, mantels, and decorative terra cotta & stone elements. Owner Evan Blum runs a smooth operation, organizing the architectural treasures perfectly over eight floors. For example: the ground level is devoted to lighting, hardware, mirrors and columns, whereas someone on the hunt for bathroom fixtures should climb up to the fourth floor, and across the street for four additional floors if you are in the market for a fireplace mantel and/or accessories.Blum and his team of experts strip soon-to-be demolished historic buildings in the city and internationally, rescuing beautifully crafted pieces such as sparkling chandeliers, beautiful entryways, and fireplace mantels, to bring back to their Harlem headquarters. Many of these pieces are a unique piece of history, originally belonging to NYC legends such as a 19th century German Renaissance style carved chestnut mantel from the home of John D. Rockefeller, and a ceiling lighting fixture from renowned Playwright Oscar Hammerstein’s 1920's office. It is not just the magical collection of artifacts and architectural details that make exploring the store so delightful - Demolition Depot makes it easy for visitors to navigate through their ever changing inventory. Unlike many stores that make finding a price impossible, Demolition Depot tags each item with a number that can be used to check for the prices on communal computers. If customers are involved in a building or restoration project, Evan Blum and his staff will work closely with them to assist in buying and selling artifacts, in addition to making recommendations appropriate for their project. Demolition Depot has numerous private warehouses filled with all variety of antique architectural objet d'art, so if it's not found on the website, or in their New York City or Middletown, Connecticut, showrooms, chances are, it can be retrieved from one of their hidden treasure troves! To further help décor aficionados and novices alike, Evan and his sister Leslie Blum have written a book called, “Irreplaceable Artifacts: Decorating the Home with Architectural Ornament.” Restaurants, movie sets, renowned houses, hotels, and celebrities have all found special pieces here to enhance their environs. Just recently, a prominent New York hotelier & restaurateur was seen perusing the unique items for his new downtown establishment. Visit Demolition Depot and bring home a piece of history to your own home!