Thursday, May 14, 2009
The National Register of Historic Places has a flickr page! I love to see history and preservation being brought into the mainstream.
The photos are organized by state and one of the Midwestern places featured is the Gold Dome, a rare example of a geodisic dome in Oklahoma. Even rarer, the dome was created as a commercial building, intended to house the Citizens State Bank in Oklahoma City. Can you even imagine doing your banking here? It was the cutting edge of modern architecture when it was built in 1958, being only the fifth of these domes to be built in the world.
Currently on the National Register of Historic Places, the Gold Dome was saved from demolition and has been converted into an Asian Cultural Center.
All photos are courtesy of the National Register of Historic Places.