Glimpse of History: Geometry 'homework' in Randolph

RANDOLPH — A geodesic house on Shongum Road in Randolph is shown shortly after its construction in 1976.

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According to an article posted on, “Known for their rugged, dome-like design, geodesic homes were invented by American architect R. Buckminster Fuller, who, according to the Buckminster Fuller Institute, ‘spent much of the 20th century looking for ways to improve human shelter.’

His vision would rise to popularity with 1960s and 1970s and become more widely known as ‘dome homes.'” In 2015, the Randolph home was offered for sale for $545,000.

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