Contract approved for improvements at Marland’s Grand Home

Ponca City Now - April 23, 2019 3:17 pm

The Ponca City Board of Commissioners approved a contract for $191,696 Monday night for the first phase of improvements to the structure of Marland’s Grand Home.

The home, built in the early 1900s by famed architect Solomon Layton, celebrated its 100th anniversary last year and is suffering from water infiltration in the East Terrace, which covers the indoor swimming pool.

The old drainage system will be removed, repairs made and dirtwork done to direct water away from the home. Stone surfaces will be cleaned and joints will be sealed.

David Keathly, Executive Director of the Marland Estates, said funding for the project has come from the Friends of Marland’s Grand Home, a Community Development Block Grant, the Street fund, a black dust remediation fund and the city Capital Improvements Fund.

Two additional phases are planned in coming years.

 

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