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9 of the world's thinnest buildings

By: Shea Gunther on Nov. 7, 2011, 9:54 a.m.

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Skinny House, Boston, Mass.

Boston's Skinny House, found at 44 Hull Street, is a four-story, 10-foot-wide house that is the undisputed narrowest house in Boston (a town already known for its skinny roads and architecture). Legend has it that the house was built by a Civil War solider who came home to find that the plot of land he and his brother had inherited already had a home on it (built by his brother who stayed home during the war). The jilted brother built a narrow home on the remaining land to ruin the view and light from the larger home built inches away.