An English castle. A Dutch windmill. A Japanese pagoda. Minutes from the Beltway in Silver Spring is a community that looks like its straight out of Disney’s Epcot.

It’s all part of National Park Seminary. Once a turn-of-the-century school for young women, it closed in 1942 and became an Army rehabilitation facility. Later it fell into disrepair. Today, it’s in the midst of a revival.

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