Details for The Magnolia (Mobil) Building (Atlas Number 5113006778)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5113006778


Marker Number 6778
Atlas Number 5113006778
Marker Title The Magnolia (Mobil) Building
Index Entry Magnolia (Mobil) Building, The
City Dallas
County Dallas
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 706338
UTM Northing 3628923
Subject Codes commercial buildings; design and construction; oil/petroleum topics
Marker Year 1978
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Yes
Private Property No
Marker Location Commerce at Akard
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text 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. RTHL - 1978