Tenleytown Neighborhoods & Subdivisions  - American University Park


4628 48th Street, NW
(The Giles/Walde-Carter House)

This house, built by T. J. Giles, and its neighbor across the street at 4619 were the only houses on their squares for a quarter century. A mailing address of “American University Park, DC” was sufficient for delivery.

The house changed owners almost annually until it was purchased by the Crown family in 1905. The Crowns occupied it until 1922 when they sold to the Huddlesons. Harvey Huddleson was a carpenter and built an addition onto the back of the house.

In 1942, the house was purchased by Martha Walde Carter, great-aunt of the current owner. Mrs. Carter was a native Washingtonian, and graduated from Western High School. She had a fifty year career in real estate.

The current owner, Mrs. Carter’s great-niece, has taken great care to retain the original architectural features in the process of adding modern amenities. The birdbath, garden bench and boxwood have been garden features since the 1940s.


4628 48th St. yard