This little upside down house was built by the silent screen actress,
She began her career in Hollywood as the first licensed woman projectionist,
then moved on to become an actress. Her movie career included movies with
Charlie Chaplin, Greta Garbo, Clark Gable and Randolph Scott.
While on location in the Eastern Sierras for the movie The Thundering Herd, she
fell in love with the area and vowed to move here with her husband.
Eventually she gave up her career in Hollywood and moved to Lundy Canyon,
just north of Lee Vining. She built her dream cabin and created a resort around it.
She was a woman of first's and became California's first licensed fishing and hiking guide.
When she sold her resort, she moved to Mono Lake and built the "Upside Down House"
alongside Highway 395.
Nellie died in 1984 at the age of 91.
The Upside Down House was eventually moved to the park surrounding the
Old School House Museum where it can be viewed today...
And yes...everything in it is upside down too...
even the plaque on the front!!!