Upon entering Mooreland's grand foyer, you will immediately notice the majestic, wooden staircase in the center framed by four columns. The intricate dentil moldings and the maple hardwood floors are a testament to Mr. Moore's appreciation for craftsmanship and quality. The details of the space closey resemble homes on Cleveland's Millionaires Row, capturing the gradeur of the early twentieth century. The remarkable wallpaper in this area is a reproduction of the original wall covering. To the left of the stairs is the Grandfather Clock; the clock and domed light fixture are original to the mansion.
The President's Living Room is located directly off of the foyer. The Steinway grand piano, original to the mansion, is a stunning piece of decor and reminder of the delightful entertaining that took place at Mooreland. The room is also graced with a large, early 1920's, portrait of Edward William Moore, who overlooks the Living Room with quiet serenity. Other highlights include a partners' desk, window seats and a red brick fireplace that is original to the mansion. This room was named in honor of former Lakeland Community College President Dr. Doty and his wife Diane Doty.Dr. Doty served as President from 1988 until 2001 and his and Mrs. Doty's persistent dedication helped make the Mooreland restoration a reality.
Full-length French Double Doors and floor-to-ceiling windows on two walls illuminate the Oviatt Room, located directly off of the President's Living Room. Adorning the room is a large brick fireplace and three original light fixtures. This airy room can meet various needs for numerous occasions. Different floor plans allow the Oviatt Room to be used as a banquet area, dance area, classroom or auditorium/theatre. Also adding to the room's capabilities is a complimentary, 80" x 96" electronic audiovisual screen. The Oviatt Room was named after Arthur N. Oviatt, the architect that designed the original mansion.
Named in honor of the restoration of Mooreland Mansion, the Restoration Room is accessible from the Foyer, Oviatt Room, Dunlap Room and South Verandah. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors, showing off both the house and grounds, surround the room. The bright atmosphere is excellent for dining, gathering, or even dancing. This sunny multi-purpose room also includes a bar, which is actually the original bar from Mr. Moore's private electric railroad car.
Now a sitting room adorned with couches and one of Edward Moore's trunks repurposed as a coffee table, the Dunlap Room was the original formal dining room. In two of the corners sit china cabinets, exhibiting Moore family heirloom pieces. Four original light fixtures illuminate the room as well as two large windows facing the front property. The room is named for Edward and Anna Dunlap for their generous donations.
The South Verandah outlines the house on the southern and eastern sides. A green and white awning covers the blue-slate wooden porch. Guests enjoying the Verandah are surrounded by Mooreland's beautiful landscaping, including its magnificent rose garden. The outdoor spot can be used to seat guests and also as a location for a dance floor. In addition, high top tables can be set up for an outdoor cocktail hour. Whether being used for a formal reception or casual brunch, the open-air location is unparalleled during the summer months.
The Everett Room is one of the largest meeting rooms on the second floor. Windows aligning the eastern and southern walls reveal a magnificent view of the grounds. The room comes equipped with business tables and conference chairs that can be arranged according to the guest's request. Although the room is ideal for meetings, it also has an enclosed blue slate porch adjoining if the need for fresh air arises. The room is named after Henry Everett, Edward Moore's partner in the Everett-Moore Syndicate.
The Norton Room is equipped with a built in white board, along with business tables and executive conference chairs that can be arranged according to the guest's wishes. Four large windows sit on the southern wall, allowing for a spectacular view of the rose garden. Restrooms are located directly off of the room. The Norton Room was named after the Eber Norton Farm, which Mooreland was built on. The Retreat, an open function space located directly outside of the Norton Room, is ideal for a continental breakfast or a working lunch buffet.
The Estate Room is located towards the central/southern area of the mansion. A large mahogany conference table, along with executive conference chairs and a marker board, make the Estate Room ideal for private meetings. This room features a bookcase with some of the Moore families collection. A restroom is located directly off of The Estate Room. The room's name commemorates the Moore estate, known today as Mooreland Mansion.
This room was originally the bedroom of Franklyn and Edward Jr. and is one of hte largest meeting rooms on the second floor. Upon entering the Board Room, guests are greeted by five large windows that will brighten any meeting. It is furnished with a large conference table, executive conference chairs and a built in white board. The conference table is actually the original dining room table the Moore's used for formal entertaining. The room is given a century-old feeling by the brick fireplace and Moore family pictures hanging on the wall. There is a restroom adjoining to the Board Room. Stop 52 ½, an open function space located directly outside of the Board Room, is an ideal location for a continental breakfast or a working buffet lunch. Within the space is Mrs. Moore's linen chest. The linen chest is cherry wood and was a wedding gift from Mrs. Moore's grandfather. Today, it stands on display for all guests to enjoy. Stop 52 ½ is named after Mr. Moore's railroad stop, which serviced the mansion.