Silver Spring in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Hotel guests and seminary students...
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.
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.
Erected by National Park Seminary.
Location. 39° 0.729′ N, 77° 3.343′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Dewitt Court north of Dewitt Court when traveling north. 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. Seminary students belonged to sororities... (within shouting distance of this marker); The Forest Inn was built... (within shouting distance of this marker); A panorama of five connected buildings... The massive Ament Hall... (about 500 feet away); The classical style of the gymnasium... (about 500 feet away); The Aloha cottage was built in 1898... (about 600 feet away); Guests at The Forest Inn... (about 800 feet away); Daniel Carroll II (approx. 0.3 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. • Architecture • Environment •
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 75 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.