Silver Spring in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The massive Ament Hall...
National Park Seminary
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.
Location. 39° 0.705′ N, 77° 3.436′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Dewitt Drive 0.1 miles north of Linden Lane. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Silver Spring MD 20910, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Forest Inn was built... (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A panorama of five connected buildings... (about 300 feet away); The classical style of the gymnasium... Seminary students belonged to sororities... (about 400 feet away); The Aloha cottage was built in 1898... (about 400 feet away); Hotel guests and seminary students... (about 500 feet away); Guests at The Forest Inn... (about 600 feet away); Daniel Carroll II (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver Spring.
Also see . . .
1. National Park Seminary. (Submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
2. Welcome to the Seminary at Forest Glen. (Submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
3. Ballroom. (Submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
— Submitted November 9, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland.
Categories. • Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Women •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.