Silver Spring in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Aloha Cottage
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 Aloha cottage was built in 1898 as a residence for the seminary's founders, John and Vesta Cassedy, and was later enlarged for use as a dormitory. It's name reflects the spirit with which they welcomes students into their home. The distinctive Porch of the Maidens with its row of caryatids, female figures used as columns, was added in the 1920s.
Erected by National Park Seminary.
Location. 39° 0.648′ N, 77° 3.397′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Cassedy Street and Ament Street on Cassedy Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2747 Cassedy Street, Silver Spring MD 20910, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Gymnasium (here, next to this marker); Guests at The Forest Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Ament Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The National Park Seminary Sororities (about 400 feet away); The Forest Inn was built... (about 500 feet away); Hotel guests and seminary students... (about 600 feet away); A panorama of five connected buildings... (about 600 feet 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. Aloha. (Submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 61 times this year. Last updated on April 7, 2018, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 3, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 7, 8, 9. submitted on April 4, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.