Storefront rehab project progress

Come see the progress we've made on the storefront rehabilitation project at Raccoon Forks Trading Co. and Railroad Bill's Dining Car! Windows and doors were recently installed on the east and west storefronts, and the scaffolding has been removed. Renaissance Restoration, of Galena, Ill., is doing the work on the building (built c. 1920), which has also included rebuilding the façade with the building's original brick and repairing the architectural detailing. The project was inspired by our enthusiasm for history and preservation, and our belief that the outside of our stores should reflect the quality of our carefully curated antique collection and the classic diner experience to be found inside. Here is a look at before and after photos:

Introducing RFTC’s 20th-Century antiques room

Like 20th-Century antiques? Raccoon Forks Trading Company does, too! We like the era and its one-of-a-kind, hard-to-find styles so much we constructed a new room devoted solely to our carefully curated collection of 20th-Century antiques. From the rugs on the floor, to the paint color on the walls, to the items on display, a visit to our 20th-Century room will transport you back in time. The 20th-Century room features Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco, and American Arts & Crafts movement furniture, decorative items, collectibles and more. 

Visit RFTC during Vintage in the City

Be sure to stop by Raccoon Forks Trading Co. during Vintage in the City on Saturday, March 24 from 10 am to 6 pm. Vintage in the City is an annual event to support local brick and mortar shops that have fantastic mid-century, retro, industrial, architectural salvage, repurposed, primitives and vintage items. 

RFTC and fellow store owners are working together to bring you the best of the best in and near Des Moines. The one-day shop hop is a fun-filled day of shopping with treats, in-store specials and fantastic found items. Please click here to see a map of participating stores, and here for more information. Make sure to put a stop at RFTC on your Vintage in the City itinerary!