Pegasus on the lobby elevator doors, Magnolia Hotel, Dallas (photo by Sheila Scarborough)

The building that now houses the hip Magnolia Hotel in Dallas used to be the headquarters for Mobil Oil.

A big red Pegasus neon sign (the Magnolia Oil and then the Mobil Oil corporate symbol) rotated atop the building and was a Dallas landmark for years. It was down for awhile, but has since been reconstructed and re-installed.

Other touches of Mobil are found throughout the building, including stunning Pegasus medallions like the one in the photo above; there is one centered on every elevator door off of the hotel’s lobby.

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