Created By: Riverview Memory Gardens
The Charles Slocum Natural Science Building is one of two buildings moved from the campus of Defiance College in 1971. It was originally built as a barracks for the Civilian Conservation Corps and later for German WWII prisoners of war.
Slocum was a local physician and a lawyer. He was very well traveled and built an extensive collection of natural history and archeological specimens around the turn of the 20th century. Slocum wrote extensively concerning Ohio's prehistoric Ice Age history, the glaciers, Ohio's native people and animals and the State's development. The Indian captive, Francis Slocum, was a distant cousin to Slocum. He was a very generous benefactor to Defiance and other areas of Ohio.
This point of interest is part of the tour: AuGlaize Village Tour