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Ament Hall

National Park Seminary

 
 
The massive Ament Hall... Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 9, 2017
1. The massive Ament Hall... 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 massive Ament Hall, built in 1927, contains an elegant ballroom inside. Seminary students used the ballroom for daily dance practice and frequent formal dances. After 1942, the Army used it as a patient recreation center. The nearby chapel was built in 1898. The three sorority clubhouses visible here are the Japanese Bungalow built in 1899 for Chi Omicron Pi sorority, the Japanese Pagoda built in 1905 for the Chi Psi Upsilon sorority, and the Swiss Chalet built in 1899 for the Zeta Eta Theta sorority.
 
Erected by National Park Seminary.
 
Location. 39° 0.705′ N, 77° 3.436′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Dewitt Drive 0.1 miles north of Linden Lane. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Silver Spring MD 20910, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The National Park Seminary (within shouting distance of this marker); The Forest Inn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Expansion of the Seminary
The massive Ament Hall... Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 9, 2017
2. The massive Ament Hall... Marker
(about 300 feet away); The Gymnasium (about 400 feet away); Sororities (about 400 feet away); The Aloha Cottage (about 400 feet away); Forest Glen Railroad Station (about 500 feet away); Guests at The Forest Inn (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. Ballroom. (Submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
 
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    — Submitted November 9, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on April 7, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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