Dallas Downtown Historic District in Dallas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Magnolia (Mobil) Building
Erected in 1921-22, this building housed the offices of Magnolia Petroleum Co., later Mobil Oil Co. It was designed by Sir Alfred C. Bossom (1881 - 1965), noted British architect, and built at a cost of $4 million. The tallest structure in Dallas for almost 20 years, it reflected the city's increasing economic importance. In 1934 a revolving neon sign was placed atop the building. The "Flying Red Horse," trademark for Magnolia products, quickly became a local landmark.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1978
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6778.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 32° 46.809′ N, 96° 47.959′ W. Marker is in Dallas, Texas, in Dallas County. It is in the Dallas Downtown Historic District. Marker is on South Akard Street, on the right when traveling north. The marker is facing South Akard Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1401 Commerce Street, Dallas TX 75201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Lynching in America / The Lynching of Allen Brooks (within shouting distance of this marker); Busch-Kirby Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Adolphus Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Site of Neiman-Marcus (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Neiman-Marcus (about 700 feet away); City of Dallas (approx. ¼ mile away); James K. Polk Record (approx. ¼ mile away); Trezevant Calhoun Hawpe (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dallas.
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