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

The Forest Inn

National Park Seminary

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, November 9, 2017
1. The Forest Inn Marker
Inscription.  
The Forest Inn was built in 1887 as a summer resort hotel. In 1894 it was leased and later purchased by John and Vesta Cassedy to be the National Park Seminary for young women. The hotel building became known as Main and was expanded several times, providing space for classrooms, dormitory rooms, and school offices. When the Walter Reed Army Hospital acquired the seminary in 1942, it used Main for administrative offices and convalescent wards.

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: EducationWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1887.
 
Location. 39° 0.735′ N, 77° 3.393′ W. Marker is in Forest Glen, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Dewitt Circle and Dewitt Drive, on the right when traveling west on Dewitt Circle. Touch for map.

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By Devry Becker Jones, November 9, 2017
2. The Forest Inn Marker
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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 National Park Seminary Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); The Expansion of the Seminary (within shouting distance of this marker); Sororities (within shouting distance of this marker); Forest Glen Railroad Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Ament Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Gymnasium (about 500 feet away); The Aloha Cottage (about 500 feet away); Guests at The Forest Inn (about 700 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.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 8 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. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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