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ID Number SG100004168
Historic Name MARLAND, CHARLOTTE, HOUSE
Description of Significance THE CHARLOTTE MARLAND HOUSE AT 919 EAST GRAND AVENUE IN PONCA CITY IS ELIGIBLE FOR LISTING IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES UNDER CRITERION C AS AN OUTSTANDING LOCAL EXAMPLE OF EARLY 20TH CENTURY ITALIAN RENAISSANCE REVIVAL ARCHITECTURE. BUILT BETWEEN 1914 AND 1916, THE HOUSE WAS DESIGNED BY ARCHITECT GEORGE FORSYTH ON LAND ACQUIRED BY FAMOUS PONCA CITY OILMAN E. W. MARLAND. FORSYTH DESIGNED THE HOUSE FOR MARLAND’S OLDER SISTER, CHARLOTTE, WHO LIVED IN THE HOME UNTIL HER DEATH IN 1927. THE CHARLOTTE MARLAND HOUSE REPRESENTS A DISTINCT APPLICATION OF ITALIAN RENAISSANCE REVIVAL ARCHITECTURE IN PONCA CITY. THE UNIQUE T-SHAPED FOOTPRINT OF THE HOME PROVIDES THE BACKDROP FOR AN ELABORATE FRONT ENTRANCE FRAMED BY WHITE PILASTERS AND COLUMNS. WHILE MOST ITALIAN RENAISSANCE REVIVAL HOMES FEATURE SIMPLE, SYMMETRICAL FAÇADES, FORSYTH’S COMPLEX, ASYMMETRICAL APPROACH TO THE CHARLOTTE MARLAND HOUSE ENABLES IT TO COMPLEMENT YET STAND APART FROM OTHER PROPERTIES IN PONCA CITY ASSOCIATED WITH MARLAND’S OIL FORTUNE. NATIONAL REGISTER LISTED 15 JULY 2019.
Current Name NICKLES HOUSE
Address 919 EAST GRAND AVENUE
City PONCA CITY
County KAY
Lot 20-24
Block
Current Section
Township
Range
Type BUILDING
Historic Function DOMESTIC: SINGLE DWELLING
Current Function DOMESTIC: SINGLE DWELLING
Area Signficance 1 ARCHITECTURE
Area Significance 2
Date Prepared SEPTEMBER 2018
Year Built 1914-1916
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder GEORGE FORSYTH
Architectural Style ITALIAN RENAISSANCE REVIVAL
Roof Material RED BARREL CLAY TILE
Wall Material STUCCO
Window Material WOOD
Door Material WOOD
Decorative Details
Condition EXCELLENT
Comments
Restricted