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Arizona Mid-Century Modern Domes (page 1)

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geodesic domes
Show Low, AZ

2012:

2017:
This pair of geodesic domes were built in 1968 or 1969. At least one of them housed the Apache Pavilion Restaurant. It was later known as the Dome Cafe. The domes now house a bail bonds business and The Dome. The building on the left has an addition in front. It looked just like the one on the right originally. [map]

Dinesphere
Yucca, AZ
The Dinesphere, often called the Golf Ball House, is a 40 foot in diameter geodesic sphere. It was built in 1976 as the Dinesphere nightclub and restaurant for a land development project. The Dinesphere never actually opened and the company went bankrupt around 1981. Around 1981, new owners bought it and spent about seven years converting the building into their three-story house. There is now a convenience store on the property with a few other spaceship sculptures next to it. For more, see this website. [map]

Meteor City Trading Post
Winslow, AZ
The Meteor City Trading Post, a souvenir shop, opened in 1938. The original building was replaced with this dome in 1979. The dome burned down in 1990 and was replaced. Just a few months after these photos were taken in 2012, the place closed. It has been vacant since then. In 2017, it was announced that it would be reopening. It was still vacant in 2018. There was a similar dome at the Indian City in Allentown, AZ. For more, see this website. [map]

Ortega's Indian Market
Lupton, AZ
2006: 2012:
Ortega's Indian Market is another geodesic dome souvenir shop. It appears that this building was constructed around the same time as the one in Meteor City described above. It has been closed since at least 2003. [first photo thanks Glenda Campbell] [map]

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