Probably one of the best collections of salvaged goods can be found in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago, IL. Salvage One has been in the preservation business for nearly 30 years and have gotten darn good at it. Their 60,000-square-foot store is packed full of treasures and is spread out on four floors and out into a backyard garden Mary Lennox would kill for.
The people at Salvage One love what they do and don't mind getting their hands dirty doing it. If you need them to come dismantle your unwanted goods, they will do it. If you have a custom design you need built, they will do that too. They will even let you borrow their stuff for a while, no matter where you are!
If you are in need of some design inspiration or a resource for rare and awesome vintage pieces, pay them a visit. Your brain will thank you.