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The classical style of the gymnasium...

National Park Seminary

 
 
The classical style of the gymnasium... Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 9, 2017
1. The classical style of the gymnasium... 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.

The classical style of the gymnasium, built in 1907, was reinforced by the addition of a columned porch in 1925. Its basketball court, tiled swimming pool, bowling alley, solarium, and nearby tennis courts, ball fields, and riding rings provided a recreational balance to the academic and social life of the seminary students. Later the gym served as therapy and entertainment for recuperating soldiers.
 
Erected by National Park Seminary.
 
Location. 39° 0.651′ N, 77° 3.398′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Linden Lane and Ament Street, on the right when traveling east on Linden Lane. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2738 Linden Lane, Silver Spring MD 20910, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Aloha cottage was built in 1898... (here, next to this marker); Guests at The Forest Inn... (within shouting distance of this marker); The massive Ament Hall...
The classical style of the gymnasium... Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 9, 2017
2. The classical style of the gymnasium... Marker
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Seminary students belonged to sororities... (about 400 feet away); The Forest Inn was built... (about 500 feet away); Hotel guests and seminary students... (about 500 feet away); A panorama of five connected buildings... (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.)
3. Gymnasium. (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 64 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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