A unique auction in Manhattan is hoping to preserve history while helping a local non-profit organization.

Guernsey’s Auction House will be auctioning off 52 doors from the historic Chelsea Hotel and half of the proceeds will go to City Harvest, a non-profit trying to end hunger across New York City through food rescue and distribution.

A former Chelsea Hotel resident collected the doors after they were thrown out during the building's renovation.

He spent years researching their history and connecting them to cultural icons like Janis Joplin and Andy Warhol.

"No these are not great works of art, they're not in any way beautiful," said Arlan Ettinger, President, Guernsey’s Auction House. "They will forever become, they'll forever remain historic objects," he continued.

The doors will be on display at the Ricco/Maresca Gallery in Chelsea From April 5th until the auction on the 12th, which will also take place at the gallery.