Tuesday, January 02, 2007

National Park Seminary

If you've ever driven by the National Park Seminary in Forest Glen, you'd say "what the heck is that -- some kinda weird cult compound" (that's what I said anyway). It's a cluster of buildings made up of a strange combination of castles, pagodas, elevated covered walkways, and generally out-of-the-ordinary looking buildings.

It's been in a state of disrepair for a while (and some, including me, would say it looked pretty cool that way).

So, now it's being redeveloped and semi-restored to build a sort of planned neigborhood. Check out the developer's site for lots of photos, plans, schedules, etc. Try to take a look at the photos, especially the historical ones and the current state of the buildings. I thought those were really interesting. I had no idea that the campus used to be a women's college back at the turn of the 20th century. Kinda wild...

1 comment:

gwadzilla said...

I have always loved that area

the only bummer
is there will be another 150 land rovers speeding down rock creek


it looks like they are approaching it with taste and class