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The Rest Washington, D. C.

  • Name: The Rest
  • Year Built: c. 1700
  • Architect: Unknown
  • Built By: Charles Jones

It is believed that the earliest house on this site was a log dwelling begun in 1700 by one Charles Jones.

Over the years the house was enlarged and by the early 1800s had evolved into a mansion.

Much of the construction would have been completed before building permits were required.

The property abutted that of Clean Drinking Manor in nearby Maryland, which was also owned by a Charles Jones, probably a relative.

The house is shown on the 1861 Boschke Topographic Map for which the field inspections were done in 1857-8.

By 1878 The Rest was owned by Mrs. A. Lyles (Ariana Jones Lyles) and remained in the Jones/Lyles family until 1920.

(Listed in DC Inventory of Historic Sites, 1964)

Basement detail



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