Neon Pegasus - Dallas, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 32° 46.581 W 096° 48.219
14S E 705710 N 3628628
Quick Description: This Pegasus was created in 1934 as the symbol for Magnolia Oil Company.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 8/17/2019 6:17:51 PM
Waymark Code: WM1156T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
Views: 7

Long Description:
This double sided red horse on a derrick style base revolves completely every 5 minutes. I've seen pictures of it at night, it is very attention attracting. It is not the only Pegasus in Dallas. There is one inside the "old red courthouse" which is now a museum and another atop the Magnolia Hotel.

Dallas News

"In 1934, a brilliant neon Pegasus icon was placed on top of the headquarters of the Magnolia Oil Co. It was the tallest building in Dallas for years, and even pilots in Waco said they could see the red beacon in the north.

Magnolia was folded into Mobil in 1959, and Mobil adopted the red Pegasus logo. Even today, the city of Dallas has an agreement with Exxon Mobil to continue to use the image as a symbol for the city.

The red Pegasus stayed lit atop the old Magnolia building until 1999, when the rusty symbol was removed and replaced with a shiny new version that was lit on Jan. 1, 2000.

The original Pegasus, however, was hidden away in a storage shed until 2015, when it was renovated and placed in front of the Omni Dallas Hotel downtown. That street-level location makes it more visible up close than the high-flying horse on the roof of the Magnolia Hotel."

Title of Piece: Unknown

Artist: Unknown

Material/Media: Metal

Date of Creation or Placement: 1934

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Omni Hotel

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Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

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