Alexandria, Virginia: Queen Street Narrow House

A historic house of minimal width, squashed between normal width homes.
Address:
523 Queen St., Alexandria, VA
Directions:
South of Washington DC, US Hwy 1 to Queen St, then east about 5 blocks, between St. Asaph St. and Pitt St.
Hours:
Private property.
Admission:
Free.
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Queens Street Narrow House. Queen Street Narrow House

A narrow house in Alexandria, Virginia. At 7 feet wide, this 1830 structure is also referred to as the Spite house, built to block the alley between two existing houses, thereby preventing wagon and foot traffic from using it.

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