EW Marland Home Mansion & Estate
Welcome to the home of E.W. Marland. The Marland story is fascinating and his home is an architectural wonder. It was designed and constructed as a showplace for pieces of fine art and in the process, it became a masterpiece in its own right. As you tour through this site, we'll show you the mansion and tell you the Marland story. You'll learn about the Marland family, the industry that made it all possible, and the "oil boom-town" that rose from it all, Ponca City, Oklahoma.
Monday-Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
E.W. Marland was a colorful oil baron in the 1910s and 1920s. He was also a U.S. Congressman, as well as the 10th Governor of Oklahoma. His dream was to live in a palace, and so he built this majestic home.
The Marland Mansion & Estate, completed in 1928 after nearly three years of construction, is a 55-room Italian Renaissance Villa. In addition, it is a “National Historic Landmark” and is recognized as one of “America’s Castles.” Also known as the “Palace on the Prairie,” the mansion is furnished with original and period furniture, so it appears as if the Marland family still lives here.
Restoration & Decoration
Over the years, the mansion has been restored and decorated to depict Mr. Marland’s majestic lifestyle. An architectural wonder, the mansion was designed as a showplace for pieces of fine art.
The ceilings are works of art in themselves. Throughout the building, there are sculptures of gargoyles, owls, jackals, and other intricate ornamentation.
Historic features on the tour include a(n):
- Automatic dishwasher
- Dumbwaiter that moved food and kitchen items from the basement to the upper level
- Leather-lined elevator
- Master bath with shower heads that spray in all directions
See more information about Marland Mansion's history, restoration, features, and more at Marland Mansion