St. Elizabeth Statue

St. Elizabeth Statue

Eureka Springs, Arkansas, St. Elizabeth’s Church – The statue of St. Elizabeth of Hungary was sculpted by Guiseppi Costa in 1984, so it’s a recent addition to the century old chapel. The church and adjoining Crescent Hotel are gorgeous landmarks crowning...
Elmo

Elmo

Elmo, Kansas – I’ve passed by this area for decades without knowing that the remains of a small town is hidden behind some trees. There are some homes and a nice church, though most signs of industry – the mill, garage, scale house – look long...
Art and Light

Art and Light

Stained-glass window at the Emporia Presbyterian Church, Kansas – This is the upper window on the west wall, photographed from the...
St. Francis of Assisi, Lapeer

St. Francis of Assisi, Lapeer

Douglas County, Kansas on the corner of N. 450th and E. 300th Road – I chanced upon this little Catholic church last Saturday, and loved the way it looked in the snow. It sits almost alone on a country intersection. Evidently, someone was out clearing the walkways in...
The Chapel

The Chapel

Inside Kenyon Hall – Viewed from the lower balcony, the chapel is still elegant and beautiful, even with a few blemishes. The organ is gone, though the reed pipes are still in place. Much of the seating was donated for use by the Granada Theater....
Kenyon Hall Stained Glass

Kenyon Hall Stained Glass

Inside Kenyon Hall, Emporia, Kansas – Although Kenyon Hall has suffered greatly over the past several years, the massive stained glass windows of the chapel west wall are still gorgeous, and in good condition. Here, the afternoon sun through the glass bathes the...
Kenyon Hall

Kenyon Hall

Kenyon Hall, Emporia, Kansas – Saved from almost certain demolition, this local landmark is now scheduled for a 5 million dollar renovation. Kenyon Hall was dedicated in 1924 as the Administration building for the College of...
McPherson Opera House

McPherson Opera House

McPherson, Kansas – Constructed in 1888, this Eclectic/Victorian marvel is on the National Register of Historic Places. The city is preserving the building and have completed plans for its renovation. In April the community will vote on a sales tax bump intended to...
Arched Window

Arched Window

Florence, Kansas Light pours in through the classic lines of a window crowning the front door of an 1889 school house. Some years back the site was lovingly pulled back from the brink, laboriously remodeled, and given a second life as a Bed and Breakfast. Now...