Field Trip Cruiser - Marland Mansion

 

The Marland Mansion. . .

Photo © 2006 by Cindy Downes

The Marland Mansion was built in 1928 by oil baron and 10th Governor of Oklahoma, E. W. Marland, as a showplace for pieces of fine art. It took three years to build and is 43,561 square feet! There are 55 rooms, including 10 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, and 3 kitchens. He and his wife, Virginia, adopted two of Virginia's sister's children, George and Lydie, and brought them to live at the mansion with them.


Inside the main building . . .

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The Formal Dining Room . . .

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Lydie Marland's Bedroom . . .

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The Porch . . .

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Secret Tunnels . . .

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Where do the tunnels go and why were they built?


Boathouse Entrance . . .

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The tunnel connects the mansion to the boathouse which sits on the edge of the lake. A second tunnel connects the mansion with the Artist Studio. Be sure to ask your tour guide why the tunnels were built!


Lydie's Cottage . . .

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Originally, the chauffeur's quarters and garage, this building eventually became Lydie's cottage. After E.W.'s wife, Virginia, died, he had Lydie's adoption annulled and they were married. Not accepted by local society, Lydie led a reclusive life in this cottage after E.W.'s death.


Find the textures . . .

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There are so many beautiful designs and textures on the grounds of the Marland Mansion. Print out this page, take it with you on your field trip, and see if you can locate where these textures were found:


Texture #1 . . .

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Texture # 2 . . .

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Texture # 3 . . .

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Texture # 4 . . .

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For more info on visiting the Marland Mansion, see their website at: http://www.marlandmansion.com/

For more information on E. W. Marland, click here.

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