Homeowners itching to start their next home improvement project
The plaque outside Boston’s Skinny House may need some revising.
Known widely as the city’s narrowest dwelling, the historic 10-foot-wide North End home across from Copps Hill cemetery has also, somewhat mysteriously, developed a reputation as the region’s most famous Spite Houses. It is even physically labeled as such, in parentheses, on a marker facing its passersby on the Hull Street sidewalk.
The lore goes something like this:
Two brothers inherited the land from their deceased father. While one was off fighting in the Civil War, the other built a