Mono County Points of Interest

California Historic Point of Interest: Upside-Down House in Lee Vining 22 June 2009
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Upside-Down House
Maffly and 1st Streets
Lee Vining

Upside-Down House

A distinctive local landmark and nationally renowned tourist attraction. It was the creation of - Nellie Bly O'Bryan (1893-1984), visionary, entrepreneur and long time resident of the Mono Basin.

Originally, located along US 395 north of the Tioga Lodge, it was inspired by two children's stories - "Upside Down Land" and "The Upsidedownians." Upon her death in 1984 The Upside-Down House fell into disrepair until....October 9, 2000 when it was rescued and moved to this site.

Although its tenure as Mono County's first "man-made" tourist attraction was brief (1956-1968), it made a lasting contribution to the promotion and development of the Eastern Sierra.

Dedicate July 8, 2001 by
E Clampus Vitus, Bodie Chapter No. 64 and the Mono Basin Historical Society

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