Forest Glen in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The National Park Seminary Historic District
has been listed in the
National Register of Historic Places
by the United States Department
for its architectural significance
and its role in women’s education and
the history of U. S. Army Medicine
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Education • Science & Medicine • Women.
Location. 39° 0.717′ N, 77° 3.39′ W. Marker is in Forest Glen, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Dewitt Drive just west of Dewitt Court, on the left when traveling west. This marker is on the grounds of the National Park Seminary. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9615 Dewitt Drive, Silver Spring MD 20910, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Forest Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Sororities (within shouting distance of this marker); Ament Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Forest Glen Railroad Station The Expansion of the Seminary (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gymnasium (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Aloha Cottage (about 400 feet away); Guests at The Forest Inn (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forest Glen.
Regarding The National Park Seminary Historic District. “National Park Seminary is a folly. The fantasy-land feeling of the Seminary in its wooded setting has charmed alumnae, city planners, visitors, local residents, and even its current owner, the United States Army. The naive frivolity and exuberance of the ‘age of-innocence’ has survived intact at National Park in the midst of twentieth-century Silver Spring and the Capital Beltway. The extravagances of National Park — its sorority houses, each in a different style; the countless statues throughout the grounds; the three-story ballroom — decry the functionalism of our age.” — National Register Form.
Also see . . . National Park Seminary Historic District. (PDF) M: 36-1, National Register of Historic Places Inventory (Submitted on April 1, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
1. Forest Glen Annex of Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1942 - 2004
“a one-time finishing school for ritzy sweet young things becomes the healer of the sick and maimed, giving the boys in khaki a luxurious but none the less homelike atmosphere to smooth the comeback trail. There's no suggestion of the hospital about it — and for that the men are grateful” — The Baltimore Sun May 30 1947, quoted in the National Register Form.
— Submitted April 2, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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