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Forest Glen in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ament Hall

National Park Seminary

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, November 9, 2017
1. 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicEducationWomen.
 
Location. 39° 0.705′ N, 77° 3.436′ W. Marker is in Forest Glen, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on
Ament Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 9, 2017
2. Ament Hall Marker
Dewitt Drive north of Linden Lane, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2820 Sacks Street, 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 National Park Seminary Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); The Forest Inn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Expansion of the Seminary (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 Forest Glen.
 
Also see . . .
1. National Park Seminary. (Submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
2. Welcome to the Seminary at Forest Glen. (Submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
3. Ballroom. (Submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on April 7, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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