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    See that tiny blue house wedged in between the white and red ones? It was built in 1830 and is only 7 feet wide. The Spite House, as it’s called, has two stories but only 325 square feet. It even appears to be considerably shorter than its neighbors. Ripley’s Believe It or Not named it …
    March 3, 2008

    The Spite House in Alexandria VA

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    • Meg Hart

      This little house was in my old neighborhood. They built these "alley houses" because people did bad things in the alleys.

    • Cherie Lambourne

      The Spite House in Alexandria VA. I frequently walked past this little gem and wondered about its provenance.

    • ucan neverdo merely 01thing

      The little blue house is a Spite House. Structurally, it’s more of an enclosed alley than a house — the brick walls of older houses on either side form the painted brick walls in the living room. It’s called the Spite House by some because John Hollensbury, the owner of one of the adjacent houses, built it in 1830 to keep horse-drawn wagons and loiterers out of his alley.

    • Reclaimed Prep

      Historic Tiny House! The Spite House, in Alexandria Va - 325 sq ft & built in 1830 - I would live here in a heartbeat.

    • Charlotte Eslava

      I love it! I want it! So cool. (The Spite House, in Alexandria Va - 325 sq ft & built in 1830)

    • The Craftsman

      Historic Tiny House! The Spite House, in Alexandria Va - 325 sq ft & built in 1830

    • Buoy

      The Spite House in Alexandria, VA - the narrowest house in America.

    • J Raif

      I will take the blue house: The Spite House Alexandria, VA

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