If the Marland Mansions lavishly decorated walls could talk, they would tell visitors of an unconventional family that stirred up drama in the small town of Ponca City.Learn More
Marland's Grand Home
Marland's Grand Home is the first Ponca City home of E.W. Marland, an oilman famous in Oklahoma for much more than just his business success. The Marland family lived in the Grand Home while the Marland Mansion was being built and both are on display and open to the public in Ponca City.
E.W. moved to Ponca City in 1908 and built an oil empire. It's estimated he owned a tenth of the world's oil reserves before leaving the business to become the 10th governor of Oklahoma. Marland's Grand Home was built from 1914 to 1916 and featured technology many had never seen in a home. The Marland family enjoyed a central vacuuming system, an automatic dish washer and the first indoor swimming pool built in Oklahoma.
Although the family went on to move into the much more extravagant Marland Mansion, the Grand Home stands as a beautiful attraction and an important piece of Ponca City history. Visitors enjoy strolling the restored suites alongside an assortment of exhibits housed in the Grand Home. Enjoy Native American exhibits from the Plains Indians, memorabilia from the famous 101 Ranch and a museum room dedicated to the Daughters of the American Revolution.