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Forest Glen, Maryland (Images of America Series)

Forest Glen, Maryland (Images of America Series)

by Richard Schaffer, Ric Nelson


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Forest Glen, Maryland, a sleepy suburb of Washington, D.C., has weathered the arrival of the railroad, construction of a summer resort, development of a fashionable girl's finishing school, and the establishment of a U.S. Army base. Throughout these times there has always been a close-knit community of homes and people that were often overshadowed by the many diverse events and changes that prevailed here. The focal point of the community--one of only a few extant eclectic architectural follies in the United States and consisting of many international styles--is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the National Park Seminary Historic District.

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ISBN-13: 9780738517070
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 11/01/2004
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.54(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

Compiled from personal collections and years of research, authors Rich Schaffer and Ric Nelson, both life-long residents of Forest Glen, have created a visual history of with over 200 archival images of the region, highlighting little known facts and interesting anecdotes. Both Rich and Ric have been advocates of preserving Forest Glen and supporters of the local non-profit group Save Our Seminary, which has worked for many years to ensure the future of the historic district.

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