Nicknamed the Skinny House at 708 Gladys Avenue (corner of 7th Street) in the Rose Park neighborhood of Long Beach, CA.   This extra narrow three-story house has been cited by both the Guinness Book of World Records and Ripley’s Believe It or Not as the nation’s skinniest house in the USA.

The house was built on a lot measuring 10 feet by 50 feet in 1932 by Newton P. Rummonds, who received the land as a repayment for a $100 loan one year earlier.  This house was a result of a bet.  His friend bet him he could not build a livable house on such a small piece of land.