ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
Pegasus

Artist
Unknown
Collection
City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Collection
Dates
  • Installed, 1934
  • Restored, 1999
Landmark Designations
  • National Historic Landmark
  • National Register of Historic Places
 Podcasts
Pegasus - Catherine Cuellar and Junius Recording Company
Description
The Pegasus seen atop the Magnolia Building is a Dallas icon. Originally erected in 1934 to celebrate the American Petrolium Institute's annual meeting, the winged red horse has long been a fixture in the Dallas skyline. The myth of Pegasus dates back to ancient Greek mythology, but the origins of Dallas's Pegasus are not as well documented. The horse is actually two horses, 14 feet apart; each 35 feet wide by 50 feet tall. They weigh 15 tons and contain over a quarter of a mile of neon tubing....
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Location
Magnolia Building
1315 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75202
United States

Nearby Items
The Adolphus Hotel141 feet
AT & T Plaza412 feet
Pegasus Plaza483 feet
Magnolia Hotel530 feet
Old Federal Reserve Bank0.2 miles
Lot's Wife0.2 miles
Habitats0.2 miles