St. Louis has some incredible houses packed with centuries of history. Unfortunately, those houses tend to come with a history of–let’s say questionable–owners. When it comes to restoring these houses, sometimes, you have to work to let the original plans come through. One of our favorite ways to do this is through adding unique touches from St. Louis’s secondhand shops. Whether you want to find accents to match the house’s original style or need to replace necessary fixtures to better suit your idea, here are some of the best local places to search. 


Located off Gravois, Refab is a great business that works with nonprofits. Their goal is to take discarded pieces from demolished homes and resell them for affordable prices. From arched doors for Dutchtown houses to banisters for your century-old staircase, Refab has thousands of options that will make your house stand apart. It’s a sustainable way to breathe new life into your home! 

Cherokee Antique Row

The historic Cherokee Antique Row located on Cherokee Street has served St. Louisans for decades, housing multiple stores with their own specialty pieces. You’ll have a hard time leaving empty-handed! While the street offers vintage clothing, fun trinkets, and gorgeous accents, our favorite part is the wide selection of unique older windows ready for their next life (with some updated glass of course!)

The Hill Antique Market 

Founded in 2019, The Hill Antique Market has over 16,000 square feet packed with fantastic finds from 75 different vendors. The market has everything from pristine furniture to vintage doors and railings sure to spruce up your space. Come found out why Riverfront Times named them “Best Antique Store of 2021”!

When it comes to including historic pieces in your home, it’s necessary to ensure you’re not just adding charm but also practicality. When it comes to windows and doors, the glass can often be replaced with more modern options that will reduce your energy bills while still looking beautiful. At St. Louis Glass Works, we’re ready to take on these projects. Give us a call today, and we’ll give you a free quote. Let us help transform your historic house into the home of your dreams!