National Park Seminary, Aloha House, North of Linden Lane near corner of Beech Drive, Silver Spring, Montgomery County, MD
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North of Linden Lane near corner of Beech Drive, Silver Spring, MD
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS MD-1109-R
Building/structure dates: 1898 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1902 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1914 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1917 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1940 subsequent work
Significance: Aloha was constructed in 1898 as part of the school's first building campaign. It served as the Cassedy family residence and then became a dormitory for juniors. The original shingle-sided bungalow embodied the school's early quaint domestic character. Numerous adaptations and additions to the structure under Cassedy and, especially, Ament chronicled the school's expansion and its transformation into a far more ornamented and ostentatious campus.
Cassedy, John Irving A.
Ament, James E.
Ott, Cynthia, Historian
Boucher, Jack E., Photographer
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
General view looking from the west of the north section
Perspective view looking from the northwest of the west (rear) elevation
Elevation view of the northwest end gambrel
General view looking from the west of the central section to the porte cochere
Closer view looking from the west to the porte cochere
Elevation view of the southeast end
Elevation view of the southeast end, with scale
View looking from the southeast into courtyard created by Aloha and Old Main; note caryatid breezeway
View looking from the southeast in the caryatid breezeway
Detail view of caryatids and entrance steps
Detail view in caryatid breezeway to show entrance steps; lion statues once flanked these steps
Interior view, first floor center hallway looking from the west end
Interior view, first floor center front room looking from the west end
Interior view, first floor southwest corner room
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