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Property Name Tilden Hall
Reference Number 15000781
State District of Columbia
County DC
Town DC
Street Address 3945 Connecticut Avenue. NW
Multiple Property Submission Name Apartment Buildings in Washington, D.C.: 1880-1945
Status Listed 11/17/2015
Areas of Significance Community Planning and Development, Architecture
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The five-story, brick Tilden Hall apartment building was designed by noted architect Frederic B. Pyle and constructed in 1922-1924 by the P.F. Gormley Company as a �high-class� apartment hotel. As such, Tilden Hall provided a range of amenities, including food service to residents in one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Financial problems at Gormley Company slowed construction while the property was auctioned to the Asher Fireproofing Company, one of Gormley�s subcontractors and the holder of a mechanic�s lien. Upon completion in 1924, the property was initially managed by the William H. Saunders Company before being purchased by Maddux, Marshall, Moss & Mallory, Inc., the managers of a half-dozen other apartment-hotels nearer downtown. In later years, the property became a more typical apartment house as it passed through several hands.

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Apartment Buildings in Washington, D.C.: 1880-1945


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