The National Building Arts Center houses the nation’s largest and most diversified collection of building artifacts. Founder, Larry Giles, began collecting these architectural artifacts in the early 1970s as he was rehabbing homes and salvaging parts. He is committed to preservation of significant artifacts and establishing a public museum and study center. The NBAC collection includes building machinery, cementitious materials, clay products, ecclesiastical, glass, hardware, lighting, metals, signage, stone and woodwork. Their facility features 13 historic casting, pattern storage, and office buildings. Currently they are hosting guided tours on the 2nd Saturday of each month for the general public as well as public lectures.