This is a view of the rear of Marland Mansion in Ponca City, Oklahoma. In my opinion, the rear is much more impressive than the front view, which will be tomorrow’s daily post.
The Marland Mansion is a 43,561 square feet (4,046.9 m2) Mediterranean Revival-style mansion located in Ponca City, Oklahoma. It contains a total of 55 rooms, including 10 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms and 3 kitchens.
It was built by oil baron, politician, lawyer and philanthropist Ernest Whitworth (E.W.) Marland, (May 8, 1874 – October 3, 1941) as a display of wealth at the peak of the 1920s oil boom, and is one of the largest residences in the southwestern United States, known as the "Palace on the Prairie." The mansion was constructed over a 3-year period (1925 – 1928), and heavily influenced by the Palazzo Davanzati in Florence, Italy which Marland had visited during his travels to Europe.
E. W. Marland made & lost fortunes in the oil business in Pennsylvania and Oklahoma, He was also a politician who served terms as a U.S. Congressman and Oklahoma governor. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives from northern Oklahoma in 1932 and as the tenth Governor of Oklahoma in 1934.
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