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Silver Spring in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

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. Forest Glen Railroad Station (within shouting distance of this marker); The National Park Seminary (within shouting distance of this marker); The Forest Inn
Marker & Colonial Gatehouse image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 25, 2018
2. Marker & Colonial Gatehouse
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Expansion of the Seminary (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ament Hall (about 400 feet away); The Gymnasium (about 400 feet away); The Aloha Cottage (about 400 feet away); Guests at The Forest Inn (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.)
 
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Seminary students belonged to sororities... Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 9, 2017
3. Seminary students belonged to sororities... Marker
Colonial Gatehouse image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 25, 2018
4. Colonial Gatehouse
Colonial Gatehouse image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 25, 2018
5. Colonial Gatehouse
Close-up of photo on marker
Dutch Windmill House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 25, 2018
6. Dutch Windmill House
American Bungalow image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 25, 2018
7. American Bungalow
Japanese Pagoda House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 1, 2018
8. Japanese Pagoda House
The 1905 Japanese Pagoda House was was built for the Chi Psi Upsilon sorority.
The English Castle image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 1, 2018
9. The English Castle
The English Castle was built in 1904 for Pi Beta Nu.
Spanish Mission House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 1, 2018
10. Spanish Mission House
The 1903 Spanish Mission House was the built for Theta Sigma Rho.
The Swiss Chalet image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 25, 2018
11. The Swiss Chalet
The Swiss Chalet was the clubhouse for Zeta Eta Theta, organized in 1898.
The Japanese Bungalow image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 25, 2018
12. The Japanese Bungalow
The Japanese Bungalow belonged to Chi Omicron Pi (Chi-O-Pi).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 109 times this year. Last updated on April 7, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1. submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on April 2, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   3. submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   4. submitted on April 1, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5. submitted on April 2, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6, 7. submitted on April 1, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   8. submitted on April 2, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   9, 10, 11. submitted on April 8, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   12. submitted on April 10, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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