Virgil Shipley/News The Kenyon College film studio in the Wright Center in downtown Mount Vernon is nearly ready for classes which will begin Jan. 16.


News file photo This is what the site of Kenyon College’s film studio in the Wright Center looked like in July.

MOUNT VERNON — The end of the road is in sight as the transformation of the former Buckeye Candy Building into the Wright Center nears completion.

Design and planning work started in May 2015, and demolition/construction began in March 2016. On Friday, electricians, plumbers, drywallers and painters, about 25 in all, were working diligently to make the final touches throughout the building.

The Internet is up and running and the fire alarm system is operational. Project manager Seth Millam said the major hold up right now is getting the elevator approved for use, but all the furniture is in and things are on schedule for the start of film classes on Jan. 16. On the second and third floors, the film studio has sound suppressers, the AV equipment storage space is ready, the color and audio mixing lab awaits furnishings and equipment, and the dressing rooms, seminar room, office space and a 30-seat lecture hall are all ready for any last-minute set up that might need to be done.


Pam Schehl: 740-397-5333 or and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews



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