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Meet New York's First Micro Home: The 1932 Skinny House

Last week, New York governor Andrew Cuomo posted a "Throwback Thursday" photo on Facebook. It showed the 10-foot-wide Skinny House in Mamaroneck, New York, during the Great Depression, and a version of the brick-red shingled house today. Built in 1932 by an African-American carpenter named Nathan T. Seeley, this early micro home was made from discarded materials found around Westchester County. Seeley built a number of homes in the area, all meant for the waves of black southerners moving to New York, but the gable-roofed "Skinny House" is the most distinctive. Now, the home has been nominated to the State and National Register of Historic Places.

The little thing does need some work >>