Inside Kenyon Hall, Emporia, Kansas – 3rd Floor – Wild color and murals were among the biggest surprises as I explored the upper reaches of Kenyon Hall. After the College of Emporia closed in 1973, it was owned for a time by “The Way”, a controversial Christian movement which used the site for faculty offices and classrooms. The Way installed the red carpeting in the chapel, and made other improvements. By all accounts I’ve heard, they took good care of the properties. Part of the changes in Kenyon Hall, which I am told happened after the Way owned the building, include the full wall murals, the beach scene above, biblical tableaus, wild swirling patterns, and vivid street-graffiti style paintings. With the current deterioration many of the areas seem a little creepy. I can’t show what it was like when the building was populated with something other that birds and squirrels, only what I find there now. Photos will be posted over the next several days.