Mural #5

Kenilworth Inn Corner Attraction

Kenilworth Inn Vignette

Linda Luisi

Originally located at Ramona Food & Clothes Closet, 733 Main Street, Ramona, CA 92065

Moved to Ramona Valley Inn at 416 Main St., Ramona, and re-dedicated on Saturday, March 27, 2021

Sponsored by

Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project and County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program

Ann Mundt

Chris Anderson, Realtor

Sandy Fansher

Jeff Funk

Gerald Giusti

Mary Halliday

Hatfield Creek Winery

Patricia Kallen

Law Offices of Krysak & Associates

Robert Lewallen

Carlos Murcia

Richard & Judy Nachazel

San Vicente Saddle Club

Charles & Sandra Teichert

Town & Country Real Estate & Home Loans

Donna R. Zick

March 28, 2015

Landmark of early Ramona and the backcountry, the 2-story Kenilworth Inn was one of the oldest most widely known hostelries of Southern California. The Kearney and Roques families ran the Inn and occupied the site from 1914-1943. The Inn was well known for its chicken dinners. The new building is now the Ramona Food & Clothes Closet Thrift Store, recipient of the Non-profit of the Year Award from the Ramona Chamber of Commerce.

[Historic photo: Rollin Peirce Collection, courtesy of the Guy B. Woodward Museum.]

Linda Luisi acquired Old Master painting techniques at the School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (BFA Degree Tufts University). Her work is known for depth and dimension. “My goal is to involve the viewer with the historic building, plus, the era itself. I see the vintage characters as time-travelers who venture from the Inn into present-day Ramona. My children, Ian and Alexi Foster, were models for the two vintage characters.” There are 7 hearts hidden in the mural in honor of the 7 members of the H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project Board. Linda is a muralist and fine art instructor from Carlsbad.

Special thanks to the Board of Directors of the Ramona Food & Clothes Closet.

Kenilworth Inn Corner Attraction
Kenilworth Inn Corner Attraction

Artist: Linda Luisi • 760-944-8991

Look for the H.E.A.R.T. icons in this mural (there are 7)!