Citizens State Bank (Gold Dome)

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Built: 1958 | Abandoned: 1958
Historic Designation: National Register of Historic Places (2003)
Status: AbandonedEndangered
Contributor: AbandonedOK.com
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Constructed in 1958 and billed as the “Bank of Tomorrow,” the Citizens State Bank is one of the most recognized structures in Oklahoma City. Featuring one of the earliest examples of a geodesic dome patterned after the design of Buckminster Fuller, the structure faced demolition in 2001. Thanks to the efforts of concerned citizens and a local businesswoman, the building was spared and the structure was added to the National Register in 2003. The building was sold at auction in 2012 and the current owner requested a demolition permit in March 2013. Update: The Gold Dome was purchased by TEEMCO, an environmental engineering firm, in June 2013. The company plans to use the structure as their headquarters and will house 65 employees.

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