Commission approves painting contract for Marland’s Grand Home

Ponca City Now - March 10, 2015 8:04 am

The Ponca City Board of Commissioners approved an agreement for professional painting services at Marland’s Grand Home with David Burke Historic Preservation of Perry.

Marland Estate Director David Keathly said the preparation and painting on exposed wood surfaces at the Grand Home is in anticipation of the home’s Centennial celebration. The home, designed by historic architect Solomon Layton, was built from 1914 to 1916.

Keathly said the home is in a Renaissance Revival style and was the first home with an indoor swimming pool in Oklahoma.

Burke is familiar with the Grand Home, having previously worked on the Carriage House on the west side of the home.

"Like any structure, there are things that need to be done," Keathly told commissioners.

City commissioners approved $40,000 last year to begin the process of preparing the home for its 100th anniversary.

David Burke Historic Preservation submitted a bid of $39,750. Approval of the agreement allows for immediate repairs in a timely manner, to have the work completed by June.

Payment of the contract would be made in four parts and is contingent on Ponca City getting workers compensation and liability insurance for the project.


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