Apple Walk at the Kelley House. (Kelley House Collection, Kelley House Photographs)

This framed photograph of the Kelley House and its water tower currently hangs in the Kelley House Museum kitchen. The photo shows the view looking west from Lansing Street near the corner of Albion Street. A double-height Mendocino picket fence encloses the yard along the street. An elaborate wooden gate in the fence opens to a straight walkway leading to the Kelley’s front door.

This path was known as the Apple Walk because of the double row of apple trees planted on either side of it. The water tower serviced both W. H. Kelley’s residence and his commercial building located on the left. The wooden windmill attached to the tower was a unique design by architect and builder William Riley Hamilton.

Final weekend! “Quilted Iconic Buildings of Mendocino” – 26 iconic buildings, including the Temple of Kwan Tai, the Presbyterian Church, the MacCallum House, the Mendocino Hotel, and the Kelley House Water Tower, brought to life on 18” x 18” quilt squares by members of the Ocean Wave Quilters. The Museum is open 11am-3pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.