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Marsh, Othniel C., House

New Haven, Connecticut
County of New Haven.
360 Prospect Street
National Register Number: 66000875
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling.
Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Yale School of Forestry Building.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 12, 1965):
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.


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