Thursday, May 26, 2016

Stained Glass Stories


These vivid artworks not only add to the Inn's colorful flair, but also serve to illustrate historical vignettes of the Madonna family. 

Below are just a few of the stories these stained glass masterpieces tell.


In the mid 1950s, the Madonnas owned and showed the smallest team of pony stallions in the world!


One of the first families to settle on and begin farming the Central Coast land, the Madonnas valued hard work. 







As Swiss-Italian immigrants, the Madonna's ancestors came to America by ship. 





Although the gold rush days were far before Alex's time, he did mine for gold, chrome, and silver in his youth. 




A tribute to one of Mr. Madonna's lifetime passions - construction.




The pick, shovel, and Model-T Ford that started it all!

Stop by the Silver Bar, or pick up a copy of Phyllis Madonna's book, My Point of View, for more!

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  2. I love the Madonna Inn! I used to stop by there with my Grandma as we traveled from San Jose to Lompoc and back to visit family. We always stopped there to eat in the beautiful dinning room. I always wanted to stay in a room but we never did...but I have great memories with my Grandma at that place ��

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