Colorado Mid-Century Modern Domes (page 1)

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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. [map]

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 this website.

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 this website. [map]

Fiske Planetarium
Boulder, CO
Fiske Planetarium is located at the University of Colorado campus. It opened in 1975. The geodesic dome is 65 feet in diameter. [map]

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]

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

Alexander Film Services
Colorado Springs, CO


The Alexander Film Services building was built in 1979. I don't know if Alexander Film was the original occupant. The business closed in 2012. By 2014, the building had been painted yellow. It was later painted gray now and housed a thrift store. I believe the building is vacant now. [map]

Astrox Corporation
Colorado Springs, CO


The Astrox Corporation designs missiles, rockets, and aircraft. The company is based in College Park, MD but also had a branch here. The building appears to have been built in the 1960s or 1970s. It later housed a church but has been vacant for many years. [map]

Once Upon A Childcare
Colorado Springs, CO
The Once Upon A Childcare monolithic dome was built in 1980. [map]