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Seminary students belonged to sororities...

National Park Seminary

 
 
Seminary students belonged to sororities... Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 9, 2017
1. Seminary students belonged to sororities... Marker
Inscription.
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.

Seminary students belonged to sororities that held their meetings and social events in small, uniquely designed clubhouses. Eight sorority houses were built between 1896 and 1905, three of which are visible here. Starting on the left, the first house built was the American Bungalow in 1896 for Alpha Epsilon Pi. The Dutch Windmill was built in 1899 for Kappa Delta Phi. The Colonial House, built in 1903, was used as the clubhouse for Phi Delta Psi.
 
Erected by National Park Seminary.
 
Location. 39° 0.711′ N, 77° 3.354′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Dewitt Court and Dewitt Drive, on the right when traveling east on Dewitt Court. 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. Hotel guests and seminary students... (within shouting distance of this marker); The Forest Inn was built... (within shouting distance of this marker); A panorama of five connected buildings...
Seminary students belonged to sororities... Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 9, 2017
2. Seminary students belonged to sororities... Marker
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The massive Ament Hall... (about 400 feet away); The classical style of the gymnasium... (about 400 feet away); The Aloha cottage was built in 1898... (about 400 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 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.)
 
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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 66 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.
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