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The Aloha Cottage

National Park Seminary

 
 
The Aloha cottage was built in 1898... Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 9, 2017
1. The Aloha cottage was built in 1898... Marker
Inscription.
National Park Seminary was a resort hotel from 1887 to 1893, a school for young women from 1894 to 1942, and a U.S. Army medical facility from 1942 to 2004. It is now a unique residential community.

The Aloha cottage was built in 1898 as a residence for the seminary's founders, John and Vesta Cassedy, and was later enlarged for use as a dormitory. It's name reflects the spirit with which they welcomes students into their home. The distinctive Porch of the Maidens with its row of caryatids, female figures used as columns, was added in the 1920s.
 
Erected by National Park Seminary.
 
Location. 39° 0.648′ N, 77° 3.397′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Cassedy Street and Ament Street on Cassedy Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2747 Cassedy Street, Silver Spring MD 20910, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Gymnasium (here, next to this marker); Guests at The Forest Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Ament Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The National Park Seminary
The Aloha cottage was built in 1898... Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 9, 2017
2. The Aloha cottage was built in 1898... Marker
(about 400 feet away); Sororities (about 400 feet away); The Forest Inn (about 500 feet away); Forest Glen Railroad Station (about 600 feet away); The Expansion of the Seminary (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver Spring.
 
Also see . . .
1. National Park Seminary. (Submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
2. Welcome to the Seminary at Forest Glen. (Submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
3. Aloha. (Submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
 
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The Aloha cottage was built in 1898... Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 9, 2017
3. The Aloha cottage was built in 1898... Marker
The Aloha cottage image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 1, 2018
4. The Aloha cottage
Close-up of photo on marker
The Aloha building image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 1, 2018
5. The Aloha building
Dormer image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 1, 2018
6. Dormer
This dormer is a remnant of the original cottage.
Porch of the Maidens image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 1, 2018
7. Porch of the Maidens
Caryatids, balancing ionic capitals on their heads, support the brick porch of the Aloha Building.
Caryatid image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 1, 2018
8. Caryatid
Caryatid image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 1, 2018
9. Caryatid
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 81 times this year. Last updated on April 7, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   4, 5, 6. submitted on April 3, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   7, 8, 9. submitted on April 4, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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