Lee Vining, California: Upside Down House

Tourist attraction (1956-1968), created by Nellie Bly OBryan, inspired by children's books. Saved in 2000 and moved here. More like a weathered shed than a house, but it is upside down, along with the explanatory historical plaque.

School House Museum

US Hwy 395, Lee Vining, CA
US Hwy 395, east at Mono Lake Visitors Center. Right at School House Museum. Upside Down house on the right. The house is next to the road, at the corner of 1st St. and Mattly Ave., about a block off of 395.
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Upside Down House.

Upside Down House

I was driving through Lee Vining and stopped at the Mono County Historical Museum. The Upside Down House is on display on the museum's front lawn. It was a nice diversion for the family.

[Brian, 06/19/2015]

Sept. 2017: Photo added.

Upside-down table and chair.

Upside Down House

There's an attention to detail in the Upside Down House: a whole room inside nailed to the ceiling, complete with pots and pans, a bed, chairs, and even a wash basin. Even the dedication plaque is upside down.

[Steve, 01/28/2013]

Upside Down House.

Upside Down House

Bunch of old stuff and, well... an upside down house. It's a little house. A little upside down house with a great view.

[Subachad, 11/19/2012]
Upside Down House

This is more of an upside-down large shed, but still kind of cool. Bed, rug, furniture, wash basin, pitcher, etc. are all upside down, even the plaque on the building is reversed. Photo tip - hold your camera upside-down when taking pictures so you don't get a crick in your neck!

[Dale Divers, 09/08/2010]
Upside Down House

House built upside down, from outside structure to inside furnishings. Inspired [by] children's books.

[Betsy Mauchley, 09/26/2005]

The house was a tourist attraction 1956-1968, created by local Nellie Bly O'Bryan. It was moved to its current location and restored in 2000.

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