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National Park Seminary, Chateau Causeways, Between Linden Lane & Beach Drive, Silver Spring, Montgomery County, MD



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Location
Between Linden Lane & Beach Drive, Silver Spring, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MD-1109-W
Building/structure dates: 1927 initial construction
Significance: The causeways' design echoed the forms of Main. The design is vaguely Gothic. It is another fantasyland-like feature on the campus. Its rather large girth and length made it a prominent part of the campus. Yet, as with other parts of Ament's design, it was not always congruous with adjacent buildings. By erecting still another architectural feature, Ament heightened the heavy-handed appearance of the campus grounds.

Subjects
Education
Travel
Causeways


Related Names
Ament, James E.
Ott, Cynthia, Historian
Boucher, Jack E., Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
View looking down across the causeway and toward the north elevation of the Swiss Chalet
Ground-level view looking north, past the Swiss Chalet to the causeway and campus behind
View looking southeast to causeway running from the Senior House Annex to Ament Hall (ballroom) including two octagon-shaped pavilions located between Ament Hall and the Music Hall and including the causeway extension leading to the Swiss Chalet; note Japanese Pagoda in the background. View likely taken from the Dog Bridge.
Closer view looking southeast along section of causeway between Ament Hall and the Music Hall with the two pavilions
Close view of the two pavilions and causeway; note Japanese Pagoda in background and causeway extension to the Swiss Chalet
View looking east to the causeway extension to the Swiss Chalet looking from across the road
View looking south from beneath causeway to the Swiss Chalet (north elevation)
View looking south to first-floor porch connection linking the Swiss Chalet to the causeway from beneath the causeway
View looking from the Swiss Chalet toward the causeway and pavilions
View looking northwest to the connection of the causeway and its extension to the Swiss Chalet; note the porch of the Chalet
View looking down to the causeway and south toward the Swiss Chalet; view includes one of the pavilions
Similar view looking south to causeway and beyond
View looking northeast (generally) to causeway and Ament Hall (ballroom) beyond
Environmental view of causeway; note Ament Hall in the background
View from beneath causeway extension looking back to causeway and pavilions (northwest generally); note Dog Bridge in background
Closer view looking from the south (generally) and from beneath the causeway extension
View looking from northeast to southwest (generally) past the Music Hall, pavilions, and causeway extension to the north elevation of the Swiss Chalet; note Japanese Pagoda in background. View likely taken from beneath the Dog Bridge.
View looking from the west to the end pavilion and terminus of causeway at the Music Hall, with scale
View looking along the northeast side of the causeway from vicinity of the Chalet extension to the pavilions and terminus at the Music Hall
Closer view looking north/northwest (generally)
Closer view looking to the central pavilion
View looking northeast to terminus of the causeway at the south elevation of the Colonial House; note pavilion
View looking southeast (generally) to causeway leading from the Colonial House to the Practice House; note causeway enters to the east of the portico and curved parapet pictured belongs to the power plant
Interior view to show detail of the portal windows and muntins creating a star-like pattern
Interior view to show inside of one of the three octagonal-shaped pavilions; note interior seating. View taken from beginning of the causeway just outside the Music Hall (MD-1109-G)


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