Forest Glen Railroad Station
National Park Seminary
Hotel guests and seminary students arrived at the Forest Glen railroad station and entered the campus by one of several bridges across the glen. The natural beauty of the glen was enhanced with stone paths, stairways, and a grotto. The bridges were removed and part of the glen was lost when the Capital Beltway was built in the early 1960s. The Italian Villa, a dormitory built in 1907, and the English Castle, built in 1904 for the Pi Beta Nu sorority, can be seen across the glen.
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.
Erected by National Park Seminary.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Environment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
Location. 39° 0.729′ N, 77° 3.343′ W. Marker is in Forest Glen, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Dewitt Court north of Dewitt Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sororities (within shouting distance of this marker); The National Park Seminary Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); The Forest Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); The Expansion of the Seminary (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ament Hall (about 500 feet away); The Gymnasium (about 500 feet away); The Aloha Cottage (about 600 feet away); Guests at The Forest Inn (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forest Glen.
Also see . . .
1. National Park Seminary. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on March 24, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. National Park Seminary Historic District. National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form (Submitted on March 24, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 316 times since then and 67 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. 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 8, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.