United House Wrecking, Inc.

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Connecticut , USA
Street 535 Hope St
+1 203 348 5371
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Opening hours
9:30am-5:30pm Mon-Sat, noon-5pm Sun
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Lonely Planet review

Even if you’re one of those folks who reflexively yawns – or gags – at the thought of ‘going antiquing, ’ the extraordinary United House Wrecking, Inc. is well worth a visit. Upon pulling into the parking lot you may be greeted with a 15ft-tall Pinocchio standing with a 12ft Statue of Liberty, flanked by dozens of lampposts or scores of cherubic garden sculptures. Inside, the 35,000-sq-ft warehouse holds vintage chandeliers, stained glass, furniture and classy knickknacks of all sorts. No room in the car for that one-of-a-kind fireplace mantle? No worries – they ship world-wide. (Hyperactive children and accident-prone adults may want to wait outside with Pinocchio.) To get there from I-95 heading south, take exit 9 and turn right at the light onto US 1. Take your first right (Courtland Ave) and then turn left onto Glenbrook Rd. At the light go straight onto Church St and then turn right onto Hope St.