a cookie jar-shaped house in Gledora, NJ
Photo: Jen J. Walker
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Cookie Jar House

Glendora, New Jersey

John Dobbins' cozy three-story home was built in 1947 and meant to be the first in a series of similar houses. The other cookie jar houses were never built, but this one still stands, with a spiral staircase at the center of the house. The jar's "lid" functions as a widow's walk. The unique house is said to be the only cookie jar house in the U.S., and perhaps that's no wonder: Dobbins has admitted to having difficulty furnishing the cornerless house.
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