The Woman in the Window

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Stained-glass window showing a woman holding a crown c. 1888

1888 — The Woman in the Window

Hotel del Coronado’s most prominent stained-glass window – located on the front façade – garners a great deal of attention from visitors. Original to the hotel, the window was first mounted in the massive lobby chimney, visible from the front exterior as well as the lobby interior. After the fireplace was removed in the 1920s, the stained glass was displayed in a variety of interior locations. In 1995, it was moved to its current location on the fourth floor exterior, above the lobby entrance. Architect James Reid described the stained-glass scene as an “allegorical representation of Coronado” with a landscape background “representing mountains, valleys and a bay.”