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Architectural Artifacts, Inc. was accidentally founded and incorporated in 1987 by archaeologist and rabid collector Stuart Grannen. The store called Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood home for 33 years before Stuart sold the building with the intent to retire in December 2019.
Although Stuart retired from the retail world, he never stopped traveling and buying. He spent the following two and half years acquiring new items from countries and cultures all around the globe. Architectural Artifacts, Inc. opened their new location in July of 2022 in order to showcase and find new homes for the incredible items Stuart had bought. AAI is now housed in a 37,000 SF former Catholic grade school. Built in 1948, the building sitll retains and exudes its mid-century charm. Architectural Artifacts, Inc. continues to be a global destination for extraordinary antique objects at competitive prices.
Stuart never stops searching for the intriguing, the statement making, and the exquisitely eccentric. Visit AAI today to discover the finest the past has to offer, sourced from dozens of countries across many eras. Our friendly and passionate team is ready, willing, and able to help you with your next design adventure.
AAI Current Online Offerings
Please Note: Our online offerings represent a very small portion of our inventory. We have thousands of additional quality pieces in our Chicago showroom and international warehouses.