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National Park Seminary, Service Buildings, Between Linden Lane & Beach Drive, Silver Spring, Montgomery County, MD



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Between Linden Lane & Beach Drive, Silver%25252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252BSpring, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MD-1109-V
Building/structure dates: 1902 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1940 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1984 subsequent work
Significance: The service buildings were essential for the operations of the school. Some of them, including the power plant and fire house, still are. Even though the buildings were utilitarian in function, Cassedy clad them in Spanish Mission Revival designs. The design complimented the picturesque character of the other campus buildings, however, their matching facades and their location identified them as a distinct set of structures. The Mission style became popular in the 1890s, at the time when there was a revival of interest in historic American cultures and a romanticization of the American West. Many of the features, including prominent curved-and-notched parapets, round arches, and bell towers were derived from eighteenth-century Catholic mission churches of the Far West. The design proliferated in suburban architecture around the turn of the century. The California building at the 1893 Chicago Exposition was one of the first examples of the Mission Revival style.

Subjects
Outbuildings
Building Deterioration
Power Industry


Related Names
Cassedy, John Irving A.
Ott, Cynthia, Historian
Boucher, Jack E., Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
Carpentry Shop, Building No. 122a, elevation with scale
Carpentry Shop, Building No. 122, elevation with scale
Carpentry Shop, view looking north to south from atop the cold cellar
Servants Quarters, Building No. 138, east northeast elevation with scale
Servants Quarters, general view of the east northeast elevation looking from the southeast
Servants Quarters, perspective view looking from the southeast
Servants Quarters, southeast gable end
Servants Quarters, perspective view looking from the south
Firehouse, perspective view looking from the west
Cold Cellar, northeast (front) elevation, with scale
Cold Cellar, detail view of the front entrance
Cold Cellar, interior view looking from the northeast
Power Plant, Building No. 120, view looking from the southeast from atop the cold cellar
Power Plant, general view looking from the southeast
Power Plant, general view looking from the stone arch
Power Plant, general view looking from the southwest to the northeast, showing bridge
Power Plant, close view of gables and balcony
Power Plant, detail view of gables and balcony
Power Plant, interior view, ground floor northwest room, view of boiler looking from the northeast
Power Plant, interior view, ground floor northwest room, detail view of boiler
Power Plant, interior view, ground floor southeast room, view looking from the southwest of boiler (Union Iron Works, Erie, PA)


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