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There is probably not a village or town in the United States with as many tankhouses per capita as Mendocino. Please pause and enjoy these whimsical structures.

Mendocino Tankhouse With Garage

A different view of the Mendocino tankhouse that has a building surrounding it, like a doughnut. The cypress tree behind it adds to the unique hillside setting.

The Lump Tankhouse

Mendocino, California is the setting for this sturdy tankhouse which has a very petite replacement tank. It looks like a big lump.

Tankhouse Cafe

Some creative individual converted this tankhouse to a cafe with interesting high triangular windows. The management served soup and sandwiches. On a later visit I noted the building had become a bicycle...

Tall Home Tankhouse

Living quarters of generous proportions have been added to this shingled Mendocino tankhouse. The homeowner had painted the structure a soft yellow.

Mendocino Nestled Tankhouse

One could easily miss seeing this tankhouse nestled tightly among big trees. Small shutters shield the hexagonal window. It is rumored that it was deliberately built to mimic a genuine tankhouse. It is...

Mendocino Tankhouse Restaurant

A watertank trestle was salvaged and moved to this site from another Mendocino location in 1975. The second floor restaurant is accessed by climbing the stairway built within the sturdy trestle. This structure...

Fort Bragg Tankhouse

This large tankhouse is situated alongside a busy highway in Fort Bragg, California, North of Mendocino. The homeowner ended up with quite a large dwelling after building additions to the tankhouse. It...

The Leaning Tankhouse of Mendocino

It is not as grand as the leaning tower in Pisa, Italy, but this exceptionally tall tower has a niche in my heart. A water tank perched at the top of a structure such as this furnished the homeowner with...

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