Marsh Hall (Yale University)

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Othniel C. Marsh House
Othniel C. Marsh House, 360 Prospect Street, New Haven (New Haven County, Connecticut).jpg
Othniel C. Marsh House in 1967
Marsh Hall (Yale University) is located in Connecticut
Marsh Hall (Yale University)
Location 360 Prospect Street,
New Haven, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°19′19″N 72°55′30″W / 41.32194°N 72.92500°W / 41.32194; -72.92500Coordinates: 41°19′19″N 72°55′30″W / 41.32194°N 72.92500°W / 41.32194; -72.92500
Area 6.8 acres (2.8 ha)[1]
Built 1876
Architect J. Cleaveland Cady
Architectural style Queen Anne
Richardsonian Romanesque[2]:43
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 66000875
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[1]
Designated NHL January 12, 1965[3]

Marsh Hall, historically known as the Othniel C. Marsh House, is a historic house at 360 Prospect Street on Prospect Hill in New Haven, Connecticut. The property, which includes the house and a 6.8 acres (2.8 ha) area, was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1965.[3][4]

Early view of Othniel C. Marsh House

The four-story brownstone house was built in 1878, It was designed by J. Cleaveland Cady as the residence of Yale professor and paleontologist Othniel Marsh. Marsh left his estate to the university in 1899. The house and surrounding gardens were the first facilities of the Yale School of Forestry.[citation needed]

The grounds are known as Marsh Botanical Garden.

Marsh Hall currently houses offices of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, including the "Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry".[5]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ Ryan, Susan (January 5, 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Prospect Hill National Register District / Prospect Hill (pages 1-65 of combined PDF)". National Park Service.  and Accompanying 12 photos, from 2002 (photo captions at page 79 of text document)
  3. ^ a b "Othniel C. Marsh House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-03. 
  4. ^ Blanche Higgins Schroer and S. Sydney Bradford (December 4, 1974), National Register of Historic Landmark Nomination: Othniel C. Marsh House PDF (398 KB), National Park Service  and Accompanying photos, from 1963 and 1974 PDF (1.97 KB)
  5. ^ "Marsh Hall Directory".