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Colorado Mid-Century Modern Domes (page 2)

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Fan Fair [gone]
Aurora, CO
The Fan Fair shopping center was designed by William Munchow and built in 1961. The building consisted of 36 thin-shell concrete domes, connected and laid out in a rectangular plan. Fan Fair closed in 1965. From 1969-1984, the building was used by Western Electric. It remained vacant after that. These photos are from 2012. The building was demolished in 2013. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Big Sandy School [gone]
Simla, CO
These pod-shaped classrooms were built for the Big Sandy School in 1968. These photos are from 2012. The buildings were demolished in 2013.

Waymire Dome
Brighton, CO
The Waymire Dome was built in 1968. It is located at the Adams County Fairgrounds. In 2008, the building was renovated and encircled by a larger structure. [map]

Buckley Air Force Base
Aurora, CO
The Buckley Air Force Base has six radar geodesic domes, also known as radomes. They were built in 1970 and are 100 feet in diameter. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

geodesic domes
Pagosa Springs, CO
These geodesic domes are located at Growing Spaces. The domes are sold as "Growing Dome greenhouses". For more, see this website. [map]

Children's Outreach Project
Denver, CO
The Children's Outreach Project was housed in this monolithic dome. It was built in the early 1970s for the Children's Outreach Project. These photos are from 2012. The building was vacant in 2017. [map]

Shangri-La
Aguilar, CO
The six bedroom house is known as Shangri-La. It is composed of eight interconnected monolithic domes. I believe this was built recently - maybe the early 2000s. For more, see this website. [map]

Ford House
Center, CO
The Ford House was built in 1982. It features three monolithic domes. [map]

More Colorado Mid-Century Modern Domes:
Adventureland Childcare (Colorado Springs) [map]
Trinidad High School (Trinidad)