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Spite houses are structures that have been built (or in some cases modified) to annoy others. In some cases, they serve no other purpose--they're simply meant to disturb the neighbors.
For example, the famous Plum Island Pink House in Newbury, Massachusetts was reportedly constructed as per the terms of a divorce agreement; the wife agreed to divorce the man on the condition that he build her a perfect replica of their house. He did--but he built the replica in the country, as far away from him as possible. The house's taps reportedly pump saltwater, since fresh running water wasn't available in that area at the time.
Another example is the Alameda Spite House in Alameda, California, constructed by Charles Froling. City planners took part of Froling's land to construct a street, so he built an extremely narrow house in protest. The building is still standing, and measures 10-feet deep, 54-feet long, and 20-feet high.
In Virginia City, Nevada, in the 1950s, a miner with an enemy built a home in the downtown area. That enemy--a rival miner--bought the lot right next door and placed his home less than a foot away, preventing his neighbor from enjoying any view whatsoever.
In other cases, the home itself is more of an annoyance than a major inconvenience. The anti-LGBT Westboro Baptist Church is headquartered in Topeka, Kansas; conservationist Aaron Jackson purchased the property across the street and painted it in the rainbow colors of the gay pride flag.
"I want to show where there's hate, there can also be love," Jackson told The Washington Post.
Of course, modern building codes and homeowner associations prevent some would-be builders from constructing annoying structures. The most prominent examples of spite houses come from the 19th century or earlier.

If you are 17 and leave your parents' house without permission in Texas can they pull you out of school just out of spite?

Well I would say not. It is a Federal law for all minors to be educated unless a good reason is given. I am 17 as well and I moved out of my parents house and I am still going

In spite of?

The phrase 'in spite of' means despite , regardless of , in defiance of , or notwithstanding . Examples of usage include: I got to work on time in spite of the

What does in spite of mean?

It is the opposite of despite (even though), so it means "becauase" or "due to". This word still isn't in microsoft's dictionary, unfortunately, so many people don't use it. T

What is the meaning of in spite of?

"In spite of" means that something is performed without beingaffected by certain factors talked about. Some common synonyms forthis phrase include "notwithstanding," "despite,

What does spiteful meen?

It means to be nasty, resentful, hostile, unfriendly, malicious.

What does spiteful mean?

full of spite spite-noun 1. a malicious, usually petty, desire to harm, annoy, frustrate, or humiliate another person; bitter ill will; malice. 2. a particular instance of

What are the synonyms for spite?

animosity, antipathy, bad blood, contempt, despite, enmity, gall, grudge, harsh feeling, hate, hatred, ill will, malevolence, malice, maliciousness, malignity, peeve, pique, r

Is spite an adverb?

No. Spite is a noun. One adverb form would be spitefully (in a manner suggesting spite or continued ill will).

Why does Morrison describe the house and not the ghost in it as spiteful?

Happiness and beauty is relative, varies depending on person and circumstances. Robert Browning shows that the duke admires his wife s paint on the wall more than his wife her
In Prepositions Conjunctions and Interjections

Is spite a preposition?

No "spite" is not a proposition.
In Llamas

When do llamas spite?

Llamas are naturally spiteful creatures. Don't wrong them or they will feel a need for revenge. An easy way to calm one when it is most spiteful is by giving it a banana.
In Plural Nouns

What is the plural of spite?

The noun spite has no plural form, amounts or degrees of spite are expressed in other forms. The border dispute generated great spite between the people on both sides. Se
In Nouns

Is spite a noun?

Yes the word spite is a noun. It is an uncountable noun.