In Spring of 1991, Historic Ithaca opened Significant Elements, its architectural salvage warehouse, advertising its mission with the slogan, “Significant Elements is Recycling at its Best!" Under the leadership of program manager Charles Pomada, Significant Elements found its first home in a former tobacco barn on Elmira Road, about two miles south of Ithaca. The store relocated to an 1880s carriage house on Seneca Street in 1998 and moved into its current home, a century-old warehouse on Center Street, in 2000. As a program of Historic Ithaca, it has the distinction of being the only architectural salvage program in New York State to include an in-house resource library and to offer the expertise of trained, on-site preservationists.
Newsletters: Spring/Summer 1991, Summer 1999, polaroid