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Washington Mid-Century Modern Domes

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Dietrich Activity Center
Walla Walla, WA
The Dietrich Activity Center is located at the Walla Walla Community College. It was built in 1977 and is used for sports, concerts, and special events. There is some misinformation out there that this building was originally built in 1974 as the China Pavilion for Expo 74 in Spokane and that, after the fair, the building was taken apart moved here. However, the China Pavilion building looked nothing like this and, after scouring maps and photos, none of the other buildings at the fair looked like this. [map]

Cedarwood Sports Bar & Grill
Milton, WA
Gold Creek Tennis & Sports Club
Woodinville, WA
The Cedarwood Sports Bar & Grill was the most recent occupant of this geodesic dome building. The business closed in 2010 and the building has been vacant since then. Does anyone know what business was here originally and when the dome was built? [map]

The dome at the Gold Creek Tennis & Sports Club housed an ice skating rink when it was built in the mid-1960s. Today, the dome houses a circular jogging track, courts for basketball, tennis court, and volleyball. [map]

Henry F. Hunt Middle School
Tacoma, WA
Henry F. Hunt Middle School was designed by Robert Price and Lawrence Halprin. It was built as the Henry F. Hunt Junior High from 1957-1958. This building serves as the cafeteria and auditorium. [map]

Tacoma Dome
Tacoma, WA
The Tacoma Dome was built from 1981-1983 which is much too late to be considered mid-century modern but I'll include it anyway. The dome is 530 feet in diameter making it one of the largest wood domed structures in the world. It is used for concerts, sports and trade shows. For more, see this website. [map]

Champions Centre
Tacoma, WA
The Champions Centre was built from 1979-1982. The building hosts Christian events and conferences. [map]