He presumably kept himself busy doing work other people for about a decade and the, in 1934, he put up a pair of very distinctive, highly-stylized Tudor revival homes, one each side of his house. One he sold to Thomas and Margaret Rowland and the other he rented out to a succession of tennants.
He returned full circle in his house designs a few years later. He started out with a four-square in 1913, then put up a bungalow in 1922, then two tudor-revivals in 1934, and finally came back to the conservative four-square in 1938, this time faced in brick, now 109 West Mason.
That was to be his last house. Edith had not been well, and in September 1938 had undergone a radical mastectomy in a futile attempt to halt the spread of breast cancer. It was too late and the disease spread to her brain, and finally, worn out and emaciated, she passed away in April 1941 at age 55.
With that Keen abandoned Virginia and followed his brother Isaac down to Florida. There he married Hazel Alva Lincoln in 1942. In the meantime the children had largely moved on. Alverda married Charles R Mangum Jr in 1929 and they moved to Kearney NJ. She made frequent trips to Alexandria and, indeed, their son Charles R Mangum III was born in Alexandria in August 1933. The family was living in Tarrytown NY in April 1940, but it seems likely that they were divorced shortly thereafter. She remarried to Virginia farmer Warren Woolf.
Zelma married William Morgan in December 1934 and moved to North Carolina, where they had two children. Marvin and wife Ruth intended to move to New York City, but wound up in Tarrytown with new son Thomas and remained there.
Lynwood had a military streak and in January 1936 he enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve in Alexandria, then in May 1938 he decided to go full-time and enlisted in the Army. Apparently the Army was not terribly impressed with his Marine training, for in April 1940 he was still a private, serving at Ft Clayton in the Canal Zone. He switched over to the Army Army Corps, then to the USAF and finally retired in May 1968 as a command master sergeant. He had managed to get assigned to Bolling Air Force Base for 1947-53 and during that time lived in the old family home on West Mason with wife Cecilia. The rest of the family sold the house to him in May 1952 and he, through an intermediary, sold it to Al Baker & Son, a realty and insurance firm. Lynwood and Cecelia retired to Florida and he passed away in 1994.
From 1954 the house was home to Harold Baker, the “son” in Al Baker & Son but starting in 1957 it was rented to Robert F Kenney, a commercial pilot, and his wife Marian. It then sat vacant until it was sold to Clyde and Cordella Krueger in March 1960. Clyde having passed away, Cordella and her daughters sold it to a partnership in June 1972, who resold it a year later.