Othniel C. Marsh House

Also known as: Marsh Hall
360 Prospect St., New Haven, Connecticut

Photos 

EXTERIOR, GENERAL VIEW

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey

Map 

Street View 

Description 

From 1878 until his death, this was the residence of Othniel Charles Marsh (1831-1899), America's first professor of Paleontology, whose work gave support to Darwin's theory of evolution. Marsh led the first Yale scientific expedition to the West in 1870; his insistence on extreme care and thoroughness resulted the collection of remarkably complete specimens. Marsh also induced his wealthy uncle, George Peabody, to establish the Peobody Museum at Yale. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, January 12, 1965

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000875
NR name
Marsh, Othniel C., House
Architectural style
Victorian: Queen Anne
Area of significance
Literature
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
College
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant years
1876; 1899

Update Log 

  • November 14, 2017: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett
  • April 28, 2012: Imported photos from HABS/HAER

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