Louisiana Mid-Century Modern Domes

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Union Tank Car Company [gone]
Baton Rouge, LA
The Union Tank Car Company dome was built in 1958 as the world's first large industrial use of the geodesic concept. It was used as a train car repair and paint shop. The building was abandoned when these photos were taken in 2006. In 2007, the building was demolished. The same design was used to build a dome in Wood River, IL which is still there. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Fedex Kinko's
Metairie, LA
This Fedex Kinko's was originally used by Universal Furniture, a furniture and appliance store chain. This building has been here since at least the early 1970s. This photo is from 2006. The business name has been changed to Fedex Office by 2011. [map]

Centenary College
Shreveport, LA
Centenary College, aka the Gold Dome, was built in 1970. It is used by the college's basketball, volleyball, and gymnastics teams. [map]