Historic Homes Targeted By Decor Thieves

From barns to homesteads, many buildings are being stripped of their furnishings and fixtures to fuel a growing style black market.
June 24, 2004, 11am PDT | Jeffrey Goodman
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With the growth of eBay and the 'Shabby Chic' style, many historic buildings in America have been ransacked, not for electronics or personal possessions, but for doorknobs, mantelpieces, and even lumber. Sold online or in antique stores to unknowing decorators, many preservations worry the trend will escalate, damaging historic sites.

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Published on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 in The State
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