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Flying Pegasus - Dallas, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerraViators
N 32° 46.581 W 096° 48.219
14S E 705710 N 3628628
Quick Description: Flying Pegasus in downtown Dallas, TX. #5792
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 2/14/2018 6:25:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMXQN2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TeamBPL
Views: 4

Long Description:
Built in 1934, the original rotating Pegasus is made of porcelain and neon on a 50-foot-tall rotating makeshift oil derrick. It was originally atop the 29-story Renaissance Revival Magnolia Building.

Built by Texlite sign company for the Magnolia Oil Company to celebrate the American Petroleum Institute's annual meeting, held in Dallas for the first time in 1934. The flying red Pegasus appeared on Magnolia and later Mobil signs at filling stations.

The original rusty and decaying Pegasus remained atop the Magnolia until 1999 and replaced at a cost of $600,000. “The ‘Flying Red Horse,’ as referred to by locals, immediately became a landmark. Standing majestically 450 feet above street it was visible 75 miles away. Pilots reported catching sight of it 60 miles south in Hillsboro, and some claimed to see it from as far away as Waco.

The Pegaus you see now is the $200,000 restored original. At 42-feet-wide and 40 feet high it rises from the base of a rotating 22-foot-high makeshift oil derrick platform. It was relit on May 27, 2015.
Name of business: Omni Hotel

Type of business: Hotel/Motel

Condition of Neon Sign: Hitsville - In good working order

Physical Location: Not listed

Web Address: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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