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Lot and Block » Lots 1, Block 11 Old Lot 1, Block 2
Name » Thendara
Built » c. 1879-80
Built by »
Style »
Owner(s) » Mrs. Clara Roach, c1893 (Cert #354) Hamline M E Church, 1895 (#470, 511) Edward T Kaiser, c1898 (#525) Eva D Peek, 1899 (#535) Maggie H Peek, 1900 (#554, 604) L D Wilson, c1903 (#622) Fred D Bradford, 1907 (#694) Elizabeth G Hunt, 1913 (#856) L M Murphy & B E Rynex, 1920 (#1045) Ella McArthur, 1920 (#1048) Edward H. & Maida E. MacArthur, 1935 William E. Lear Sr., by 1946 Betty Watt Brooks, by 1953 (liber 2184 folio 518) Wayne N. & C. C. Smallwood, 1 June 1964 (liber 3223 folio 170) Edward E. & V. R. Roberts, 15 September 1965 (liber 3411 folio 304) Edward E. Roberts, non-sale transfers 1966, 1975 (3548:596, 3548:596)
Remarks » Used as a guest house by Mrs. Murphy who lived at 8 The Circle. The cottage was named by the McArthurs for Thendara, NY. House in delapidated condition under Lear and Brooks ownership (walls not enclosed 1953, no floor on porch 1954). Assessment records indicate house vacant and in poor condition as of 1968; “only shell standing” 1974 and 1977. Shown as vacant in 1960 Town Directory. Lear lived at 3299 M Street NW in 1946.
Sources » Summary of Washington Grove Assn deeds, 1935-37, Land Records, Town Archives; Frank Rynex oral history, 1987; Edwards House History Worksheet; Town Directories 1957, 1991.; Assessment records; 1946 tax list; Town records; Town correspondence with Stanley T. Brooks 20 October 1953 to 1 September 1954.

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