Astrodome in Houston, Texas, 1965. (Courtesy Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library)
The world’s first domed stadium, a dream realized by the mythic Judge Roy Hofheinz, still awaits its next chapter — the rallying call of preservationists who founded the Astrodome Conservancy. A monument to Houston’s optimistic ambitions at the dawn to the Space Age, the beloved Dome was an engineering marvel back in the day and played a pivotal role in desegregating Houston.
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