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National Park Seminary, Colonial House, 2745 Dewitt Circle, Silver Spring, Montgomery County, MD



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Item Title


Location
2745 Dewitt Circle, Silver Spring, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MD-1109-L
Building/structure dates: 1904 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1914 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1927 subsequent work
Significance: The Colonial House was the Phi Delta Psi sorority house. Its Classical or Colonial Revival design was popular in the late nineteenth century because of the nationalism stirred up by the Bicentennial celebrations and the World's Columbian Exposition, and because of the xenophobia caused by massive foreign immigration. The architectural style was common component of fashionable Beaux-Art site plans. It was one of three Classical Revival buildings constructed by Cassedy near the end of his building campaign

Subjects
Education
Military Hospitals
Domestic Life


Related Names
Phi Delta Psi Sorority
Cassedy, John Irving A.
Ott, Cynthia, Historian
Boucher, Jack E., Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
West (side) elevation
View of the north end of the west elevation to show portico, looking from the second floor of the windmill
Telephoto view looking from the southwest of the west elevation, north end
General view looking from the northwest in the direction of the north (front) facade; view includes covered causeway from Building No. 120, shown in the background
Perspective view looking northwest
View looking past the portico to the English Castle
North (front) elevation
View looking from the southwest to show connection of the causeway and the south end of the Colonial House
View looking along the east side to show buttresses and wall
View looking along the east side to show buttresses; similar to MD-1109-9
Interior view, second floor, general view includes fireplace, with scale
Interior view, second floor, detail view of fireplace to show cartouche, with scale
Interior view, second floor stairhead
Interior view, first floor staircase
Interior view, first floor staircase, with scale
Interior view, first floor, general view in center room to show door jamb arch that conforms with the wall and barrel-vaulted ceiling
Interior view, first floor, center room, view to door with fanlight above, with scale
Copy image of "Colonial Club - East Front" (NPS postcard collection)
Copy image of "Delta" (NPS postcard collection)
Perspective view looking from the northwest from approximately the same vantage point as in MD-1109-19


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