The story of Titanic continues to capture the hearts and minds of nearly everybody even after nearly a century since that fateful night of April 14, 1912 when the World’s Most Luxurious Liner struck an iceberg of the shores of Newfoundland. Though many attractions and events have been built around Titanic, very few can boast the real connections unique to Ryan Mansion.
With a fleet of ships sailing between Belfast and Newfoundland, and upon hearing all the news celebrating the ship’s magnificence which was already making Titanic virtually a legend before her launch, James Ryan was inspired to approach Harland & Wolff, the builders and fitters of Titanic, and commission a Grand Staircase for his opulent mansion which was to be constructed in St. John's , Newfoundland. Both under construction during the exact same period, Ryan Mansion and Titanic not only share the same construction timeline, but the publicity leading up to their completion essentially followed the same themes. AS Titanic was celebrated to be the most luxurious liner of all time, Ryan Mansion (or THE HOUSE) was lauded as the most extravagant home in the history of the City.