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Marland Mansion Tour
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Greeting guests as they enter the mansion are the statues of Lydie Marland and George Marland, the adopted children of E.W. and Virginia Marland. Lydie later became Mr. Marland's second wife. They were sculpted of French limestone by Jo Davidson, E. W. Marland's favorite sculptor.
Lydie's statue originally stood on the north vista. Destroyed and buried in 1953, the statue was found in pieces in 1990, restored and returned to the mansion in 1992.
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From the hand set stone tile to the muraled walnut ceilings painted by Margliotti, the entrance sets the mood of elegance for the oil baron's mansion. The brass and iron wall sconces feature devil heads, not to be confused with the dog's heads in the wrought iron stair railings.
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