Long Beach, California: World's Skinniest House

Built on a bet in the 1930s that a house could be built on a 10 ft. wide lot.

708 Gladys Ave., Long Beach, CA
On the east side of Gladys ave., just north of 7th street, behind Rivera's restaurant. Private property. Visible from street.
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World's Skinniest House

Had to see the World's Skinniest House -- lol.

[Mickey Imbroane, 07/25/2010]

There are "skinny" and "spite" houses crammed into tiny lots in several cities. The Long Beach house was built in the 1930s on a wager on a lot that is only 10-ft. wide (with parking in the neighbor's driveway?). California has another skinny house --10-ft. wide -- in Alameda.

World's Skinniest House

World's skinniest house (according to Guinness) was built in the 1930's by Nelson Rummond, who bet a friend that he could build a habitable home on the 10-foot wide lot. Currently inhabited, so it's not likely that you can look inside, but the outside is worth gawking at.

[Marie Kelleher, 08/01/2004]

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