Marine Biological Laboratory, Supply Building, 111 Water Street, Falmouth, Barnstable County, MA
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111 Water Street, Falmouth, MA
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS MA-1251-A
Significance: The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), founded in 1888, is national significant as the nation's first permanent and most enduring marine biological research and educational institution. The Supply Department building (circa 1924) is significant within MBL as the first structure specifically designed and constructed to house Supply Department. It is one of the last remaining examples of the vernacular wood-frame buildings that characterized MBL in the late nineteenth century and its support buildings constructed in the early twentieth century during a phase of masonry (brick) construction. The Supply Department performs a critical support function at MBL in collecting, storing, and preparing marine specimens for research and instruction.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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