Skinny House (Long Beach)
The aptly nicknamed Skinny House at 708 Gladys Avenue (corner of 7th Street) in the Rose Park neighborhood of Long Beach, California, United States, is a narrow three-story house that has been cited by both the Guinness Book of World Records and Ripley's Believe It or Not as the nation's skinniest house.
The yellow-stuccoed house was built on a lot measuring 10 feet (3.0 m) by 50 feet (15 m) in 1932 by Newton P. Rummonds, who received the land as a repayment for a $100 loan one year earlier. He built the 860-square-foot (80 m2) house after someone bet him that he could not build a habitable house on such a small lot.
- 101 Things to do in Long Beach, California
- LA Times, October 29, 2001
- Builder's name was Newton P(rice) Rummonds, as in LA Times article (note 2, above), not "Nelson" erroneously used in 101 Things to do in Long Beach, California (note 1, above).
- Virtual Globe Trotting.com
- Long Beach Historic Landmark designation 16.52.170
- Press-Telegram, Famed `Skinny House' in Long Beach, Calif., Goes Up for Sale., October 26, 2001