R. Buckminster Fuller Dome Home (407 South Forest Avenue)

R. Buckminster Fuller Dome Home (Click the photo above for an audio tour)

A geodesic dome home, which served as the residence of Buckminster Fuller from 1960 to 1971. The house, inhabited by Fuller while he taught at Southern Illinois University, was the only geodesic dome Fuller lived in. Fuller, a prolific architect, and engineer, popularized the geodesic dome as a building design, and his house was one of the first geodesic dome residences to be constructed. The home was built and designed by Al Miller of the Pease Woodworking Company. While living in the home, Fuller was awarded nine patents, published eleven books, and designed the Montreal Biosphère, one of his most famous works. Fuller’s Dome Home has undergone extensive renovation and was added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 2006.