Bradenstoke's Inimitable History Hearst, Madonna & San Luis Obispo
The Journey of a Building V-2a
by John Madonna
In 1959, WR Jr. gave the Bradenstoke Tithe Barn to my father, Alex Madonna.
This building has been in storage for over 80-years in California. It was built by the Augustinian Monks in Wiltshire, England in 1372.
In the 1920's, William Randolph Hearst bought, disassembled and shipped her to America to become a component of his fancy castle in San Simeon.
Today the future of this building hangs by a string.
Why not just give it back to Bradenstoke?
posted at 07:06AM Jul 20 PST
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