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4601 47th Street, NW Washington, D. C.

  • Built By: Thomas J. Giles

Listed in the 1897 brochure as the residence of James L. Giles, the house was built by his brother T. J. Giles.

James was a mounted policeman in Tenleytown and seems to have been involved with the construction of several houses, mostly east of Wisconsin Avenue.

T(homas) Giles was a carpenter, builder, and promoter of growth in Tenleytown. He maintained offices in the city and in Tenleytown.

According to Judith Helm in Tenleytown, DC: Country Village into City Neighborhood, p. 148, T. J. Giles was the first certified local realtor and had a sign outside his Tenleytown office saying “We Sell the Earth.”


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