The Historic Mattie Beal Home
The Historic Mattie Beal Home is a 3,580 square foot, 14 room mansion constructed in 1907-1909. It sits on a portion of the 160 acre allotment selected by Mattie Beal, the young woman whose name was drawn second in the Lawton District of the Kiowa-Comanche-Apache Land Lottery of 1901, opening lands in Oklahoma Territory for settlement. The home has many unique architectural features include semi-circular entry and front door with beveled glass and circular design elements, massive Corinthian columns, grand staircase, solid slab Italian marble mantel, and a captivating colorful stained glass window that was designed and hand-crafted to depict the rolling hills of the nearby Wichita Mountains. The house stands as a rare example of residential art deco architecture in southwest Oklahoma, reflecting the proud heritage of Lawton's early pioneers.