The Geodesic Dome was the park’s first aviary, located within the Bird Gardens section near the former Anheuser-Busch Brewery. It was described in a 1964 newspaper article as being “made of gold anodized aluminum” and home to exotic birds including storks, pelicans and cranes. A 1974 brochure for the park lists it as the Adolphus Busch Space Frame, with scarlet ibis, storks and other large birds.

 

Images

Additional details and images on the Geodesic Dome will be added in the future.


Sources:

Chicago Tribune – Sept 13, 1964 – accessed 11/13/2016
Boca Raton News – June 18 1967 – accessed 2/4/2017
Park Map – 1974 (Author’s Collection)