E.W. Marland Estate
901 Monument Road
Ponca City, OK 74604
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Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 1pm - 5pm
Seniors (65+): $5.00
Students (12-17): $5.00
Children (6-11): $4.00
The story that unfolds around the Marland Mansion is one of:
- Power and Position
- Triumph and Tragedy
- Drama and Dreams
- Aristocracy and the Untamed West
It demonstrates all of the opulence surrounding a baron and the innovation of the man E.W. Marland, and the era.
The Marland Estate Mansion is the manifestation of an oil baron's dream to live in a palace. Built in the style of an Italian Renaissance villa, the 43,561 square feet home reflects all of the opulence of old Europe, but incorporates the most contemporary American technology of the 1920's and 30's.
The sheer size of the home is imposing enough to inspire awe, but the details tell the tale of wealth and whimsy almost unimaginable today. There are gargoyles, jackals, owls, sundials, foliate masks and intricate ornamentation inside and out. The ceiling in the grand ballroom alone would require over $2,000,000 to recreate today.
Innovations abound throughout the home. It's hard to imagine automatic dishwashers and refrigeration in the 1920's, or a master bath with showerheads spraying from all direction, given the time period.
The restoration and decoration of the mansion has been meticulously accomplished to present an accurate portrayal of the lifestyle of this remarkable man. An oil baron, congressman and governor of Oklahoma who won and lost fortunes and left an immeasurable legacy to Ponca City, Oklahoma, and the world.