Arizona Mid-Century Modern Domes (page 2)

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Mobil gas station
Winslow, AZ
Visitors Information Center [gone]
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ
The Mobil gas station convenience store was probably another trading post originally. It is located on the road to Meteor Crater, just south of the Meteor City Trading Post described above. There used to be another dome like this in Houck, AZ. These dome trading posts were all probably owned by Armand Ortega. [map]

The ASU Visitors Information Center was built in 1962 as the Valley National Bank. It was designed by Weaver and Drover, a Phoenix-based firm. This building later housed a Bank One branch. This was the first geodesic dome built in Arizona. The University demolished the building in 2007 for new development. For more, see this website.

Gila Vista Junior High School
Yuma, AZ
This round, dome-topped concrete building at Gila Vista Junior High School is used as the library. It appears to be from the 1960s. [map]

J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome
Flagstaff, AZ
The J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome at Northern Arizona University was built in 1977 for over $8 million. The roof is a triangulated grid system, made with pine beams and iron supports. The dome has 132 doors around its perimeter. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Robert L. Duffy High School
Phoenix, AZ
Although these buildings are not mid-century modern, I'll include them anyway. Robert L. Duffy High School was built in 2010. The roofs of these four monolithic domes are painted to look like Earth, Neptune, Saturn, and Jupiter. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Washington Elementary School
Winslow, AZ
The Washington Elementary School was built in the 1970s. [map]

Casa Grande, AZ
The Casa Grande Domes were built in 1982 for an electronics assembly plant that never opened. They have been abandoned for many years. Some people believe they are haunted. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

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