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National Park Seminary, Dutch Windmill, 2750 Dewitt Circle, Silver Spring, Montgomery County, MD



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Item Title


Location
2750 Dewitt Circle, Silver Spring, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MD-1109-M
Building/structure dates: 1899 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1927 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1940 subsequent work
Significance: The Windmill is one of eight whimsical clubhouses constructed during Cassedy's early building campaign. It is an important component of NPS' eclectic campus plan that was designed to introduce a variety of architectural styles in a recreational, garden-like setting. It was the first of the exotic-type structures to be built on the campus. It resembles a whimsical garden folly instead of a dwelling house like some of the other clubhouses. The Dutch windmill is an unusual folly design.

Subjects
Education
Officers' Quarters
Domestic Life


Related Names
Kappa Delta Phi Sorority
Ott, Cynthia, Historian
Boucher, Jack E., Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
View of Dutch Windmill from nearby causeway
General view of windmill
General view of windmill
View of windmill and ca. 1927 addition
Closer view of windmill
Duplicate view, with scale
Detail view to show balcony and cupola, looking from the southwest
View looking past windmill base up path leading to old main
Elevation view of windmill; note practice house and causeway in background
Closer view of windmill, looking from same general direction as in MD-1109-9
Interior view, general view in room at base of windmill looking from south southeast
Interior view, view of stair looking from west southwest
Interior view, looking west into the center room
Interior view, view looking from the west to center room and detail view of the fireplace
Interior view, general view looking from the north northwest to fireplace in center room
Interior view, painted inscription on beam in the living room, looking from the northeast
Interior view, detail of the inscription
Interior view, detail of the inscription, with scale
Interior view, second floor, view looking from the southwest to the stair
Interior view, second floor, view looking from east to west to stair to lookout
Interior view, second floor,view looking from the north room to stairhead
Copy image of "the windmill club" (NPS view book, p. 43)
Exterior view to approximate vantage point in MD-1109-M-22
Copy image of the interior of "the windmill club" (NPS view book, p. 67)
Interior view, view of stair to match that of MD-1109-M-24
Copy image of "the Dutch Windmill Club" (NPS view book, p. 38)


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