Saturday, January 3, 2009

National Park Seminary in Forest Glen, Maryland

On New Year's Day I took trip to the former campus of the National Park Seminary (also know later as National Park College) located in Forest Glen, Maryland. From 1894 to 1942 it was a private girls "finishing school" located next to Rock Creek Park. From 1942 to 1970 the US Army owned the property, using it in World War II medical needs for returning soldiers. Now after years of neglect and people trying to save the historic campus and buildings, it's being preserved and being turned into townhouse community. One of the most famous buildings is the top picture of a Japanese Pagoda. There apparently is a English Castle too, but I missed that. As you can tell, there are a lot of cool statues too. I have few more building pictures which I will post tomorrow.

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