The Expansion of the Seminary
National Park Seminary
A panorama of five connected buildings reflects the expansion of the seminary. The turreted President's House was built as a residence for seminary President James Ament in 1918. The Senior House dormitory was built in 1898, Senior Annex in 1907, and the columned Music Hall in 1926. Missing from the panorama is the Odeon, the seminary's classical theater used also for graduation ceremonies. Built in 1901, it was destroyed by arson in 1993.
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 • Arts, Letters, Music • Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
Location. 39° 0.755′ N, 77° 3.404′ W. Marker is in Forest Glen, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Dewitt Drive north of Dewitt Circle, on the right when traveling north. In the Forest
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Forest Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); The National Park Seminary Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Forest Glen Railroad Station (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ament Hall (about 300 feet away); Sororities (about 400 feet away); The Gymnasium (about 600 feet away); The Aloha Cottage (about 600 feet away); Guests at The Forest Inn (approx. 0.2 miles 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 161 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.