In 1852 Frederick Tschiffely bought a large parcel of land from the Clagett family. In 1901, his son, Frederick A. Tschiffely, Jr. had this impressive brick mansion constructed. The Tschiffely's called their farm The Wheatlands. In 1942, a Washington lawyer named Otis Beall Kent bought the 600-acre estate and changed the name to The Kentlands.