The Skinniest House in Alexandria

At seven feet wide, this house on Queen Street is the skinniest in Alexandria. It was originally built in 1830 as a spite house: a dwelling constructed to block bothersome traffic through an alleyway.

The home, which has two stories and boasts a 345 foot living space, was bought for $135,000 in 1990.

There’s an article about it in the Washington Post here.

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3 Responses to The Skinniest House in Alexandria

  1. WOnderful. I bet this house gets the most eyeballs.

    Abraham Lincoln
    Brookville Daily Photo

  2. brendamaa says:

    Thank you for posting this. I saw a TV show awhile back that featured this home and I was curious about it. In the TV show it said that on the walls there are still gouges from the buggies/carts scraping by as they passed through. Very interesting.
    Brenda

  3. mandy says:

    Is that an armchair sitting outside the door on the pavement?

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