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New York Mid-Century Modern Domes

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J. Ralph Murray Athletic Center
Elmira College
Horseheads, NY
The Murray Athletic Center was built in 1973. There are three large geodesic domes which are 63 feet tall and 240 feet in diameter. One is used as an ice arena, another for tennis, and the other for a gym and locker rooms. For more, see this website. [map]

dome house [gone]
Machias, NY
This dome house was made of poured concrete. I assume this building was from the 1960s or 1970s. Some of the reinforcing rebar was showing when these photos were taken in 2010. By 2014, the building was gone.

geodesic dome
Mayfield, NY
Calvary Baptist Church
Le Roy, NY
This geodesic dome was vacant in 2010 when this photo was taken. It has probably always been used for retail purposes. [map]

The Calvary Baptist Church is another geodesic dome building. These structures are sometimes referred to as "Bucky Balls", a reference to Buckminster Fuller who developed them. I don't know if this dome was originally designed as a church or if it had an earlier purpose. [map]

More New York Mid-Century Modern Domes:
House (New Paltz)
Caspary Auditorium (New York)