Silver Spring in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Forest Inn was built...
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 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.
Erected by National Park Seminary.
Location. 39° 0.735′ N, 77° 3.393′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring, 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. 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. A panorama of five connected buildings... (within shouting distance of this marker); Seminary students belonged to sororities... (within shouting distance Hotel guests and seminary students... (within shouting distance of this marker); The massive Ament Hall... (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The classical style of the gymnasium... (about 500 feet away); The Aloha cottage was built in 1898... (about 500 feet away); Guests at The Forest Inn... (about 700 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 Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
2. Welcome to the Seminary at Forest Glen. (Submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Categories. • Education • Women •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.