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Boston, Massachusetts: The Skinny House

The narrowest house in Boston is just over ten feet wide. Built out of spite to block the view of the house next door. That house is long gone (as is the view) but the Skinny House remains.

44 Hull St., Boston, MA
Boston's North End. On the south side of Hull St., opposite the front gate of Copp's Hill Burial Ground, just east of Snow Hill St. Private property; visible from the street.
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Skinny House.

The Skinny House

Just over ten feet wide. Has no front door. It's the narrowest house in Boston.

[eastcoastdrifter, 10/28/2012]

Also known as Spite House, because it was supposedly built to block the view of a neighboring house. No one seems to know when it was built. It's so narrow that its occupants -- it's a private home -- can stand in the middle and touch both opposite walls.

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