Upside-Down House

Upside-Down House (HM6JR)

Location: Lee Vining, CA 93541 Mono County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 57.527', W 119° 7.159'

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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.
HM NumberHM6JR
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2001
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus, Bodie Chapter No. 64 and the Mono Basin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 9:22pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 313815 N 4203360
Decimal Degrees37.95878333, -119.11931667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 57.527', W 119° 7.159'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 57' 31.62" N, 119° 7' 9.54" W
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Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 129 Mattly Ave, Lee Vining CA 93541, US
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