Alexandria, Virginia: Queen Street Skinny House

A historic house of minimal width, squashed between normal width homes. Built in 1830 to block a noisy alley, it's only seven feet wide.
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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The Narrow House. Queen Street Narrow House

The Queen Street Narrow House is still standing. Looks like a fresh coat of paint maybe! Love it.

[Faxson & Seleen, 04/21/2014]
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.

[walkerm, 01/06/2010]

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