The Salvage Barn, operated by Friends of Historic Preservation, is a warehouse specializing in historic architectural building materials that are 50 years and older. All inventory is donated, most of which is salvaged by our team of volunteers from homes slated for demolition in the Johnson County area.


The Salvage Barn maintains a Tool Library, accessible to FHP members, and offers workshops throughout the year that are free and open to the public.


The Salvage Barn has been part of Iowa City's landfill diversion program for over 20 years. In 2013, it diverted more than 80 tons of valuable and reusable material from the landfill!




Friday 9-5

Saturday 9-5

Sunday by appt.

Contact Us


Phone: 319-351-1875

Email: info@salvagebarn.org



The Salvage Barn is located at the East Side Recycling Center next to Habitat Restore and the Furniture Project.


2401 Scott Blvd

Iowa City, IA 52240



February Hours

Fri - Sat 9-5

 Hours may change weekly until March 2nd.