Lee Vining in Mono County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
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.
Erected 2001 by E Clampus Vitus, Bodie Chapter No. 64 and the Mono Basin Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 37° 57.527′ N, 119° 7.159′ W. Marker is in Lee Vining, California, in Mono County. Marker can be reached from Mattly Avenue near 1st Street. Touch for map. The Upside-Down house in located on the grounds of the Mono Basin Historical Society Museum at Hess Park. Marker is in this post office area: Lee Vining CA 93541, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Lee Vining (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mono Lake (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sheriff James P. Dolan (approx. 1.5 miles away); Grave of Adeline Carson Stilts (approx. 4 miles away); Grave of the Unknown Prospector (approx. 5.2 miles away); Navy Beach (approx. 5.7 miles away); Would-Be Miners and Occasional Tourists (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Tioga Pass Road (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lee Vining.
More about this marker. The marker, along with everything in and on the house, is attached upside down.
Also see . . . Old School House Museum. Site of the Upside-Down House. (Submitted on August 12, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Entertainment • Man-Made Features • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 17,819 times since then and 241 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week August 31, 2008. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 12, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 4. submitted on December 27, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 5. submitted on November 3, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.