Campbell Dome House, a ‘futuristic’ Overland Park icon, earns historic designation

Campbell Dome House

Built in 1968 as an architect's residence, the Campbell Dome House recently won a designation on the Kansas Register of Historic Places. After sitting empty for years, this futuristic landmark is finally being restored by the descendants of the engineer who built it. Above, Jeff Rhodes cleans the pool beneath the glass panels that provide heat and light inside the Campbell Dome House. Photo credit Carlos Moreno/KCUR 89.3.

By Carlos Moreno

The Campbell Dome House rises out of a sea of shingled roofs in Overland Park. Glass panels gleam on one side of the white half-sphere, which appears as if a spacecraft landed between the houses.