View From Above

aerial view, 1947

MAIN STREET FROM ABOVE. The South Of Main exhibit at the Kelley House Museum (through May 18th) offers some unusual photographic views as we rediscover what was on Mendocino’s Main Street before 1960, when the last of the buildings were torn down and the view from the Headlands was fully revealed. This 1947 photograph, obtained from the California Landmark Foundation, intrigues all who see it. Many recognizable buildings are on the north side, but what were those facing away from the camera? Come into the Museum and find out! Museum hours: Friday through Monday, 11am to 3pm. 45007 Albion Street, Mendocino. 707/937-5791.