If you do any traveling on I-10, chances are you have seen McKinney Wrecking across from UTEP.
As far as I know, it’s the only recycled building materials lot in El Paso (the only interesting one anyway.) The main building that houses their offices was once part of Prices Dairy and was moved to its current location next to Globe Mills some time in the 80′s. If a large building is torn down in El Paso, chances are any historically significant pieces (valuable too) will wind up here.
From used claw foot tubs, doors, cabinets and lighting fixtures, if it can be reused they’ve got it.
You want some beer and nacho soaked seats from Dudley field? You’d better hurry, they only have 3 rows left! Are you tired of the neighbors parking in front of your driveway? Set up a large no parking sign:
You will need to supply your own “No” though. Fun fact, this sign is from the parking garage that used to be at Mills and Oregon, prominently used in the the first “The Getaway” movie. It has since been demolished and replaced with a bigger garage.
You can wander around the lot for hours and any given time you stop by you are guaranteed to see something new. When I was walking around I noticed something on one of the Globe Mills silos that I hadn’t noticed before:
It’s almost baked off but the faint remains of an old Cream of Wheat sign can be seen on one of the silos. I walked around a bit more and snapped a few more pictures, of which you can see here: McKinney Wrecking