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Odd Spots - Just for the spite of it - OU003E
Owner: donbadabon
N 38° 48.432' W 77° 02.708' N 38° 48' 25.92'' W 77° 02' 42.48'' N 38.80720°  W 77.04513° 
Altitude: m. ASL.
 Region: United States > Virginia
Cache type: Virtual
Size: No container
Status: Ready for Search
Date hidden: 2010-08-22
Date created: 2010-08-22
Date published: 2010-08-22
Last modification: 2010-09-08
7x Found
0x Not found
0 notes
watchers 1 watchers
41 visitors
4 x rated
Rated as: Average
Cache attributes

Quick Cache  Kid Friendly  Wheelchair Access  Listed on OCNA Only  Password needed to post log entry! 

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Description EN


The Spite House, 7 feet wide, about 25 feet deep and a whopping 325 square feet in two stories, is a tiny landmark on Queen Street in the Old Town district in Alexandria, Va., just across the Potomac from Washington.
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. Indeed, the brick walls of the living room have gouges from wagon-wheel hubs.

On the front of the house you can see the cast-iron fire shield which signifies that a 19th-century owner paid the local fire company to ensure that it would respond if the house caught fire.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! named it the narrowest house in America.

Plenty of parking along the street.

And while the house is privately owned, the sidewalk in front is public property. And the owners have reported in many interviews they don't mind people taking pictures by their place.

To confirm your visit...

1) Please post a photo of yourself and/or GPS with the house in the background.

2) The Log Password is the six character Historic Alexandria Foundation Registration # of the white house to the left of the Spite house, with no dashes and no spaces.

The format is two numbers, a letter (capitalization is important) and finally three numbers. For example, if the reg# was 12-A-345, you would enter 12A345.

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