E. W. Marland Mansion
Ernest Whitworth Marland Mansion
|Location||901 Monument Rd., Ponca City, Oklahoma|
|Architect||John Duncan Forsyth|
|Architectural style||Mediterranean Revival|
|NRHP Reference #||73001561|
|Added to NRHP||April 11, 1973|
|Designated NHL||December 22, 1977|
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.
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
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. It represents a display of wealth at the peak of the oil boom in Ponca City.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.
- "Ernest Whitworth Marland Mansion". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-01-19.
- Ralph J. Christian (June, 1977). PDF (522 KB). National Park Service. and PDF (1.40 MB)
- http://www.marlandmansion.com/Pages/tmansion.html Tour of Mansion
- Marland Estate - official site
- Marland Mansion info, photos and video on TravelOK.com Official travel and tourism website for the State of Oklahoma
- Oklahoma Digital Maps: Digital Collections of Oklahoma and Indian Territory