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Alexandria, Virginia: Skinny Spite House

A historic house of minimal width, squashed between normal homes. Built in 1830 to block a noisy alley, it's less than seven feet wide.

523 Queen St., Alexandria, VA
US-1 to Queen St., then east about five blocks. Between St. Asaph and Pitt Sts. Private property; visible from the street.
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Queen Street Skinny House.

Queen Street Skinny House

Cute little house! You can not see the alley it hides.

[Cindy Keith, 12/15/2017]

Narrow House.

Queen Street Skinny House

The Queen Street Skinny House is still looking good as of June, 2015. Well worth a photo op... and hopefully there won't be an SUV bigger than the house blocking your view!

[Mike Gassmann, 06/20/2015]

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]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Female Stranger GraveFemale Stranger Grave, Alexandria, VA - < 1 mi.
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National Inventors Hall of Fame MuseumNational Inventors Hall of Fame Museum, Alexandria, VA - 1 mi.
In the region:
JFK's Eternal Flame and Grave, Arlington, VA - 5 mi.

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