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 ceiling in golden light.
Kenyon Hall is now locked up, and over the past few years has teetered between plans to demolish or renovate. I was given permission to photograph the interior over the weekend. I really wasn’t emotionally prepared for what I found as I moved through the rooms. I’m being very selective with photos here. The building suffered horrific vandalism in many areas, and the consequences of long term disuse are also serious. Nevertheless, it’s easy to see what a beautiful, grand structure this used to be.