The “Skinny House”

In the late 1970s, I practiced public interest law in a historical landmark building in Long Beach, California known as “Skinny House.”

The house was constructed in the Great Depression on a 10×40 foot lot by an ambitious young architect using donated materials and labor.  Local craftsmen worked on the house for the chance to obtain employment from the visitors who attended open houses.

Thousands of people visited the house during the years of my occupancy.

Skinny House has been featured in both Ripley’s Believe It Or Not and the Guinness Book of World Records.  It truly is a magical place, which you have to see to believe.

Please click below for a brief tour of Skinny House as it was when I lived and worked there.

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