Saturday, July 18, 2015
There’s quaint and then there’s the Village of Mendocino. Mendocino is situated on a peninsula of land, surrounded on three sides by picturesque, wildflower covered bluffs and crashing surf. Established in the 1850’s as a logging town, this seaside community is listed as a National Historic Preservation District, the architecture,water towers, and stunning location evoke the landscape of 19th century Cape Cod.
Every building embodies the village’s unique history, with its houses weathered by salt, air, fog, and wind. Many vintage buildings have found new life as B & B’s, shops, and restaurants. And nature is just a step away at the nearby Mendocino Headlands State Park, where the only sounds are the crashing waves and the flapping wings and calls of the seabirds.
A brochure to guide you on a walking tour of historic houses is available at the Ford House Visitors Center on Main St.(Mendocino County Visitors Guide)
Shops and galleries on Main St:
Main St-Driftwood art/sculptures:
Business Area-Lansing St:
Vintage buildings-Little Lake St:
Little Lake St Victorians:
Mendocino Art Center Art Fair:
Mendocino Art Center-Art/Sculptures:
Towers and vintage buidlings-Kasten St:
Victorians, towers and vintage buildings-Ukiah St:
Victorian B& B inns-Howard St:
Cemetery-hardware store-Little Lake St:
Albion: Temple Kwan Tai Museum-one of the oldest Chinese Temple in California
Enjoy the walk around the village and stop at one of the many restaurants and cafes for a coffee break or snack!