MUNCIE, Ind. — Four teenagers stepped into the L.L. Ball House along Minnetrista Boulevard last April, their laughter echoing up the staircase.
George Buss, director of experience and education, could hear them from his second-floor office. He decided to investigate, startling them as he came down the stairs to ask what they were up to.
“Oh, just looking around,” one said. “Wanna give us a tour?”
The house had been empty for years, with the exception of the occasional school tour. Nonetheless, he led them into the first room.
“This is just, you know, where Bob Ross painted,” Buss said, pointing to a blue X on the floor.