There’s a Two-Ton Bowler Hat in Dallas and That’s All You Need to Know
In a few weeks, you’ll be able to drive down the Cedars segment of I-30 and take in a dashing new Dallas landmark: a 10-foot-high, 20-foot-long, two-ton bowler hat. A derby, if you prefer (not a vernacular).
The sculpture (pictured) was meant to be a figurative welcome mat at Timothy Oulton, a British furniture store near Central Expy. and Henderson, but space issues and city ordinances prevented that. So Timothy Oulton took a noble route and donated it to the Cedars neighborhood. Appropriately, the bowler hat will sit atop a 30-foot-tall hat rack for the enjoyment of all passers-by.
Who knows, in 50 years the Flying Red Horse and Reunion Tower could be afterthoughts, and Dallas’s renowned icon will be a massive derby hat. I say!