E. W. Marland Mansion

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Ernest Whitworth Marland Mansion
The Marland Mansion.jpg
E. W. Marland Mansion is located in Oklahoma
E. W. Marland Mansion
Location 901 Monument Rd., Ponca City, Oklahoma
Coordinates 36°43′01″N 97°03′38″W / 36.71694°N 97.06056°W / 36.71694; -97.06056Coordinates: 36°43′01″N 97°03′38″W / 36.71694°N 97.06056°W / 36.71694; -97.06056
Built 1925
Architect John Duncan Forsyth
Architectural style Mediterranean Revival
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 73001561
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 11, 1973[1]
Designated NHL December 22, 1977[2]

E. W. Marland Mansion, or Ernest Whitworth Marland Mansion or Marland Estate, in Ponca City, Oklahoma is a Mediterranean Revival-style mansion significant for its architecture. The home was designed by John Duncan Forsyth for the Oklahoma oilman E. W. Marland, who later was elected as US Congressman and governor of the state.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1977.[2][3]

Museum[edit]

The estate is owned and operated as a museum by the Marland Estate Foundation. Visitors can tour the 55-room mansion, the grounds and several smaller museums located on the estate.

  • Bryant Baker Gallery - The working studio of sculpture Bryant Baker has a gallery featuring 44 bronze and plaster maquettes and busts of his work. Bryant Baker was the sculptor of the Pioneer Woman Statue, which was commissioned by Marland and is located in Ponca City.
  • John Duncan Forsyth Room - A room in the Baker studio that displays information and drawings of architect John Duncan Forsyth, master architect of the estate and also the builder of many homes in Ponca City and Tulsa.
  • Marland Oil Museum - History of the Marland Oil Company, founded by E. W. Marland in the early 20th century.
  • Marland Family Exhibit - Includes history, photos and artifacts from the Marland family's presence in Pennsylvania and Oklahoma.

History of the Mansion[edit]

The Marland Mansion was designed by the architect John Duncan Forsyth and was constructed between 1925 and 1928. The house features 55 rooms, including 10 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, 7 fireplaces, and 3 kitchens. It takes 861 light bulbs to light the mansion.[4] It represents a display of wealth at the peak of the oil boom in Ponca City.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Ernest Whitworth Marland Mansion". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-01-19. 
  3. ^ Ralph J. Christian (June, 1977). National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: E. W. Marland Mansion PDF (522 KB). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 6 photos, exterior and interior, from 1977. PDF (1.40 MB)
  4. ^ http://www.marlandmansion.com/Pages/tmansion.html Tour of Mansion

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