Tenleytown Neighborhoods & Subdivisions - Robeyville



Humanities Council of Washington, DC

For a Community Heritage Grant

Judith Beck Helm

Author of Tenleytown, DC: Country Village into City Neighborhood

For her book, which is still the first place to look for information on Tenleytown, and for her ongoing generosity in sharing her research.

Diane Tamayo

President, The Methodist Cemetery Association

For her willingness to help THS sort out the complex genealogy of Tenleytown’s families.


Photo credits: Paul Williams, photographer for 2004 Photo Survey of American University Park, Friendship Heights and Tenleytown, funded by a grant to Tenleytown Historical Society from Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3E: Color photos of 4421, 4423, 4424, 4425, 4428, 4429, 4437, 4439, and 4443 Alton Place

Historical Society of Washington: black and white 1982 photo of 4421 Alton Place, NW

Helm: Allen Robey: Robey brothers in front of house they are building, p. 145; Leila Poore Spandau: Officers of Singleton Masonic Lodge in 1909, p. 128; James W. Robey in his house on Alton Place, p. 146

Margaret Amundson: A. R. Bates with his children, 1930s

Sources: Helm, J., Tenleytown, DC: Country Village into City Neighborhood; Historical Society of Washington; Washington, DC Building Permits; Kraft database of Building Permits; District of Columbia Office of the Surveyor; House history of 4437 Alton Place, NW by Paul Williams, Kelsey & Associates, Inc.; Tenleytown Historical Society, A Photographic Survey of American University Park, Friendship Heights, and Tenleytown.

October 2008