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

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



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.
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: after. 1920- before. 1930 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1941 Subsequent Work



1933 - 1970


Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Schneider, Thomas Franklin
Forest Glen Improvement Company
Lipcomb, William
Ray Quarry
Fanning, Charles J
Price, Virginia B, transmitter
Ott, Cynthia, historian
Boucher, Jack E, photographer
Price, Virginia B, transmitter
Lavoie, Catherine C, project manager
Price, Virginia B, transmitter


Silver Spring (Md.)39.00962, -77.05141
Google Map of 39.0096163, -77.0514081


Library of Congress

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