Carbondale Fuller Dome Home honored by Landmarks Illinois - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Carbondale Fuller Dome Home honored by Landmarks Illinois


A famous home in Carbondale is one of nine projects to receive an honor from Landmarks Illinois, a statewide group for the protection of historic properties.

The Fuller Dome Home was built in 1960 by designer and builder, R. Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller.

Fuller patented the design for the geodesic dome in 1954. He and his wife lived there until 1972.

The home fell into disrepair and was eventually donated to the National Park Service, which took over restoration of the outside of the home. The Fuller Dome Home is known as a national and local landmark.

Landmark Illinois said all nine of this years represent the state's diversity and honor Illinois' heritage. They will all receive the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award.

For a full list of all the winners, visit

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