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National Park Seminary, Main, Linden Lane, Silver Spring, Montgomery County, MD



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Location
Linden Lane, Silver%25252525252525252525252525252BSpring, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MD-1109-A
Building/structure dates: 1887 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1894 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1907 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1919 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1920 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1941 subsequent work
Significance: Main exemplifies the site's evolving history. It is a conglomeration of eight buildings with adjoining extensions and adaptations that were completed between 1887 and the 1940s. It is the core of the campus compound. In its original still legible form, the building is one of the few remaining nineteenth century resort hotels in the Washington area. It was designed by the well-known Washington architect, Thomas Franklin Schneider. While many of Schneider inner-city rowhouses and apartment buildings are extant, the inn is a rare surviving example of his large-scale domestic and resort architecture. The varied and complex Queen Anne building design was intended to echo the diversity of forms and naturalistic features in the surrounding picturesque landscape.

Subjects
Education
Hotels
Military Hospitals


Related Names
Schneider, Thomas Franklin
Forest Glen Improvement Company
Lipcomb, William
Ray Quarry
Fanning, Charles J.
Ott, Cynthia, Historian
Boucher, Jack E., Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
General view looking to DeWitt Circle from the windmill
General view looking from the American bungalow to Building No. 101
View looking to corner tower
View from upper porch (note stone steps seen in HABS No. MD-1109-A-28 to MD-1109-A-30)
View from upper porch
View looking down to DeWitt Circle and the American bungalow
View looking to DeWitt Circle (note fountain)
View looking to DeWitt Circle
General view along upper stories
Telephoto view of the corner tower, to the southeast of Building No. 101
View looking from roof (note corner tower and causeway in background)
Telephoto view of the southeast end to show the half-timbering
View looking from vicinity of the Practice House to the Dining Room and the beginning of the umbrella walk; note Refectory Bridge to right.
General view looking to arch by the Practice House and to Building No. 101
View looking to Refectory Bridge, note dining room and beginning of the umbrella walk to the left; this image replicates that seen in MD-1109-A-52.
View looking beneath the "great arch" of the refectory bridge connecting the Dining Room and Practice House; this image replicates that seen in MD-1109-A-53.
General view looking across DeWitt Circle to the Forest Glen Inne
View looking to the steps of Main to replicate that seen in MD-1109-A-51.
View of the stair leading to 104 from DeWitt Circle, looking from the southeast
Detail view of stair lamp to 104
Detail view of stair lamp to 104, with scale
General view looking from the north to the music hall
View to music hall looking from the bridge abutment
Detail view to show buttress of ballroom and the balustrade across the access road
Detail view to show buttress of ballroom, with scale
General view of the southwest rear looking from DeWitt Drive
View looking across DeWitt Drive to wing (west to east)
View of the sweeping, curved stair
View of the sweeping, curved stair made of stone and located to the southwest rear, northwest side of the wing
View of the sweeping, curved stair made of stone and located to the southwest rear, northwest side of the wing, with scale
General view looking to area shown in HABS No. MD-1109-32 and MD-1109-33, southwest to northeast
View of 101-H and the music hall
View of 101-H and the music hall
View of the southwest rear looking from the south to show porch and stair tower
General view looking from the west to ballroom, with scale
View looking to ballroom
View along roof to corner tower
East elevation, with scale
View looking from the porch of maidens to 1920s classical revival addition at the south end of the building (note stained glass window in the pediment)
View in attic looking to the stained glass window
Detail view, stained glass window
View looking from the porch of the maidens into the courtyard (note presence of the sculpture shown in HABS No. MD-1109-83 and MD-1109-84)
Elevation view, with scale
Elevation view, with scale
View looking to rooftop to show dormers and windows below
View looking into corner of building
Elevation view, with scale
Perspective view
Elevation view, with scale
General view of the south wall of Building No. 101
Copy image of "On the Steps of Main - Springtime"; view similar to that seen in MD-1109-A-18. (NPS image)
Copy image of "Full view of the Refectory bridge, showing a corner of the Dining Room and the beginning of the 'umbrella walk'"; view similar to that seen in MD-1109-A-15. (NPS view book, p. 44)
Copy image of "'Under the Great Arch' of Refectory Bridge connecting the Dining Room with the Practice House, Delta, and the Villa. The Refectory Cloister is seen beyond the arch"; a similar, but recent, view can be seen in MD-1109-A-16. (NPS view book, p. 25)
Interior view, fireplace and mantel in the dining room, with scale
Interior view, detail view to show typical column capital and brackets
Interior view, perspective view looking to the stone fireplace in the south mess hall
Interior view, fireplace and mantel in the main entrance hall, looking from the southeast, with scale
Interior view, fireplace and mantel in the main entrance hall, looking from the southeast, with scale
Interior view, detail view of the fireplace and mantel to show the griffin
Interior view, detail view of the fireplace and mantel to show the griffin, with scale
Interior view, detail view of the fireplace and mantel to show the griffin, looking south to north, with scale
Interior view, elevation view of the fireplace and mantel in the main entrance hall
Interior view, perspective view of the fireplace and mantel in the main entrance hall
Interior view, fireplace and (collapsed) mantel, with scale
Interior view, telephone booth alcove (room 1056)
Interior view, looking northeast to southwest in the corridor to the Chapel
Interior view, looking from the southeast to the fireplace and mantel (note also leaded glass door to room 1073)
Interior view, fireplace and mantel in central hall
Interior view, detail view to show typical tile and the mantel bracket
Interior view, detail view to show typical tile and the mantel bracket, with scale
Interior view, detail view of the doorway looking from the southwest
Interior view, fireplace and mantel (note hallway with wall plaques around corner)
Interior view, view looking down hallway (note wall plaques)
Interior view, wall plaque (Class Officers 1924-25, 1925-26), with scale
Interior view, wall plaque (Class Officers 1926-27, 1927-28), with scale
Interior view, wall plaque (Class Officers 1928-29, 1929-30), with scale
Interior view, wall plaque (Class Officers 1930-31, 1931-32), with scale
Interior view, wall plaque (Class Officers 1931-32, 1932-33), with scale
Interior view, wall plaque (Class Officers 1931-32, 1932-33), with scale
Interior view, looking down hallway to show wall plaques
Interior view, second floor, front parlor above main lobby, fireplace, with scale
Copy image of the "Great Dutch Fireplace in the Center of the Dining Room" (NPS view book, p. 37)
View in the Dining Room, including fireplace, to replicate that seen in MD-1109-A-82
View looking to dining room and beginning of the umbrella walk; note refectory bridge to right. (duplicate of MD-1109-A-13)
View looking to the front of main (similar to MD-1109-A-2)
Copy image of "the Senior Houses" (NPS post card)
View looking to the Senior House to replicate that seen in MD-1109-A-86
Copy image of the "Front of Main" (NPS year book 1921-22, p. 94)
View looking to the front of Main to replicate that seen in MD-1109-A-88


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