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National Park Seminary, Colonial House, 2745 Dewitt Circle, Silver Spring, Montgomery County, MD

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Summary

Significance: The Colonial House was the Phi Delta Psi sorority house. Its Classical or Colonial Revival design was popular in the late nineteenth century because of the nationalism stirred up by the Bicentennial celebrations and the World's Columbian Exposition, and because of the xenophobia caused by massive foreign immigration. The architectural style was common component of fashionable Beaux-Art site plans. It was one of three Classical Revival buildings constructed by Cassedy near the end of his building campaign
Survey number: HABS MD-1109-L
Building/structure dates: 1904 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: before 1914 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1927-1931 Subsequent Work

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1904 - 1980
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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Phi Delta Psi sorority
Cassedy, John Irving, A
Price, Virginia B, transmitter
Ott, Cynthia, historian
Boucher, Jack E, photographer
Price, Virginia B, transmitter
Lavoie, Catherine C, project manager
Price, Virginia B, transmitter
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Silver Spring (Md.)39.01202, -77.05652
Google Map of 39.0120168, -77.05652119999999
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