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.  
In the Cage

In the Cage

Inside Kenyon Hall, Emporia, Kansas – On my first walk-through of the building, I trudged through endless expances of broken glass, piles of abandoned materials rotting in hallways, profanity-laced spray paint, then find an entrance to a caged-in area resembling a...
Balcony Entrance

Balcony Entrance

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...
Roofline

Roofline

Kenyon Hall, Emporia, Kansas – Two gorgeous copper oramental roof vents (cupolas) grace the roof of Kenyon Hall.
Bass Pipes

Bass Pipes

Inside Kenyon Hall, Emporia, Kansas – Underneath the heart of (what was once) a pipe organ’s sound generating instruments is a nest of wooden reed pipes which, unless I’m mistaken, provided the bass. The organ itself is long gone, but wooden and brass...
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