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   Marland's Grand Home

 

1000 E. Grand Avenue

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101 Ranch Collection
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Marland Grand Home

 

Marland's Grand Home was the first Ponca City home of E.W. Marland, multimillionaire oilman and tenth governor of Oklahoma.  Marland was one of Ponca City's most illustrious citizens and was a great benefactor to the community.  He came to Oklahoma to find oil, discovered his first well at the 101 Ranch, and remained to build a vast oil empire.  Marland founded the Marland Oil Company, which later was merged with Continental Oil Company, now Conoco.

This showplace home was built in 1916, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as one of Oklahoma's outstanding architectural accomplishments.  The mansion contains 22 rooms, and is 16,254 square feet on four levels.  It originally included a central vacuum system, automatic dishwasher, Monel cabinet tops and a 3-car garage.  Under the east terrace is one of the first indoor swimming pools in Oklahoma.  The home also has a 1920's air conditioning system for one room and had an early day security system.  The Marland family lived here for 12 years and during this time it was the scene of many pool parties, dances, and other festive occasions.

 
Open Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 Admission: $3, Adults; $1, Students

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