Historic Restoration Project Gallery
Skinny House (Boston)
The Skinny House, a landmark in Boston's North End, is less than 10 feet wide but four floors high. It is famous for its odd history, which involves a fight between two brothers in the 1800s. Two brothers, according to the tale, inherited the property around the time of the Civil War. When one brother returned from fighting, he discovered that the other had constructed a home larger than his allotment of property. The returning soldier had no choice but to construct a little home in the last available spot. We're grateful for being able to restore this little gem.