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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 (here, next to this marker); Guests at The Forest Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Ament Hall (about 400 feet
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
away, measured in a direct line); The National Park Seminary (about 400 feet away); Sororities (about 400 feet away); The Forest Inn (about 500 feet away); Forest Glen Railroad Station (about 500 feet away); The Expansion of the Seminary (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 Washington, District of Columbia.)
2. Welcome to the Seminary at Forest Glen. (Submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
3. Gymnasium. (Submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
 
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The classical style of the gymnasium... Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 25, 2018
3. The classical style of the gymnasium... Marker
Bowling Alley image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 25, 2018
4. Bowling Alley
Close-up of photo on marker
Swimming Pool image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 25, 2018
5. Swimming Pool
Close-up of photo on marker
Classically Styled Gymnasium image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 25, 2018
6. Classically Styled Gymnasium
The classically styled gymnasium image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 25, 2018
7. The classically styled gymnasium
Caryatid image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 25, 2018
8. Caryatid
This caryatid at Ament street and Linden lane is one of 20 canephorae, basket bearers, which once supported a glass-topped, T-shaped colonnade running between Aloha house, the Gymnasium and Recitation House. Recitation House and the colonnade were torn down by the Army. Only two of the caryatids remain on the Seminary grounds.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 81 times this year. Last updated on April 7, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on April 5, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4, 5, 6. submitted on March 31, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   7. submitted on April 5, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   8. submitted on April 6, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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