Back hallway

Upper Rear Hallway

This area was originally an open outdoor veranda and stairway, which explains the exterior window and shutters above the stairs. The Douglas fir floors were intentionally sloped to allow rainwater to drain away from the adobe house. The space was enclosed in the 1870s and became an interior hallway with some of the original roofing nails still visible today. The ceiling was also used for hanging and drying grapes.

A photo of Espiritu Leonis, when she was about 69 years old, hangs prominently on the wall. It is believed the photograph was taken in her lawyer's office shortly after she won a 16-year protracted legal battle to keep a wife's share of the estate. 

Leonis Adobe Museum Historic Home and Ranch
  1. The Leonis Adobe House
  2. Miguel Leonis, The Big Basque
  3. Espiritu Chijulla Leonis
  4. Marcelina Leonis
  5. Juan Menendez
  6. Living Room
  7. Corner Cabinets
  8. Piano
  9. Dining Room
  10. Kitchen
  11. Cellar and Pantry
  12. Upper Rear Hallway
  13. Menendez Room
  14. Espiritu's Bedroom
  15. Sewing Room
  16. Front Upstairs Veranda
  17. Outdoor Oven or Horno
  18. Oak Tree
  19. Poultry and Doves
  20. Guinea Hens
  21. Turkeys
  22. Barn and Blacksmith Shop
  23. Carriages and Buggies
  24. Miguel's Land and Property Map
  25. Bath House
  26. Laundry Area
  27. Well and Windmill
  28. Tank House and Water Tank
  29. Orsua Room
  30. Vineyard
  31. Fruit Trees
  32. Vegetable Garden
  33. Longhorn Cattle
  34. Merino Sheep
  35. Nubian and Angora Goats
  36. Percheron Draft Horses
  37. Farm Implements
  38. Wagons
  39. Outhouses
  40. The Plummer House