Thursday Doors: Kimberly Crest

I have shared photos of flowers and birds from my local park, and I’ve been meaning to share photos of the historical mansion that is also at this park. I am a day late, but I thought that I would share the Kimberly Crest doors for Dan’s Thursday Doors photo challenge.

Kimberly Crest, constructed in 1897 by architecture firm Dennis and Farwell, displays fountains, gardens, stairs, and lots of details.

More detailed shots of the doors below. The last photo is this slideshow is a back door (probably for deliveries or servants back in the day) that even had interesting details.

Some photos were captured using my 300mm DSLR lens, but this trip was a reminder to me to bring a smaller lens when I go out–I had to use my iPhone 12 Pro Max for some of the close-up shots.


This chateauesque mansion, which was gifted to the city by Mary Kimberly Shirk and registered as a historical landmark in California, has a rich history dating back to 1897.

Published by Dawn Palmer

I am a professional proofreader (ProofreadingatDawn.com) and write a photography blog (PeacefulatDawn.com). In my free time, I love taking photos, admiring beautiful moments in nature, and I will often be out early in the morning or late in the evening trying to capture the peacefulness and beauty around me.

12 thoughts on “Thursday Doors: Kimberly Crest

  1. Kimberly Crest really is a unique and historical mansion. You captured architectural prominences that can be overlooked when just strolling by in the park. Your pictures remind me to look at the beauty and not just glance.

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  2. Kimberly Crest Is a remarkable building. I’m glad it was gifted to the city and is being preserved. Your photos are intriguing, especially the picture of the dark glass panel door. Thanls for sharing these with Thursday Doors.

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      1. That’s been the hardest part of covid. After I retired, I thought I’d be able to visit some of the historic sites and get pictures from inside as well as out. Most were closed through May-June 2021 and many are only open on weekends and by appointment.

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