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Walter Reed Army Medical Center's Forest Glen section is located in Silver Spring, Md., approximately four miles north of the main post. Forest Glen has a land area of 164 acres. It includes a contemporary area, adjacent to a mixed commercial district, and a historic district located in the wooded area that borders the Capital Beltway (I-495).

        The contemporary area is home to the Walter reed Army Institute of Research and Naval Medical Research Institute. Forest Glen also includes a large outdoor recreation and picnic area, child development center, a fabric care facility, the motor pool, installation support functions, and a modern shopping complex. The shopping center includes a post exchange, commissary, clothing sales store, bowling alley, arts and crafts shop and Fisher House. The shopping complex serves not only Walter Reed and National Naval medical Center service members, but much of the large retired military community of greater Washington.

        The historic district is located on a 27-acre parcel of land called the National Park Seminary Historic District. The department of the Army has declared this property excess, pending transfer to the General Services Administration to find a new owner. This district was once an exclusive private "finishing school" for young women. The buildings have a unique collection of architecture styles, including a Dutch windmill, Swiss chalet, Japanese pagoda, an Italian villa and an English castle.

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