[Postcard of the Astrodome]

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Postcard of a circular stadium with a domed roof behind a full parking lot. American flags are placed around the stadium's circumference. The back of the postcard adds, "The Astrodome Houston, Texas The world's first domed, air-conditioned sports stadium. The roof is 208 feet high. The dome spans 642 feet with an outside diameter of 710 feet. Six thousand tons of air conditioning are used to cool the dome."

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1 postcard : col. ; 9 x 14 cm

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This postcard is part of the collection entitled: Texas History Collection and was provided by McFaddin-Ward House Museum to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 16 times . More information about this postcard can be viewed below.

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McFaddin-Ward House Museum

The McFaddin-Ward House, built around 1905-1906 in the Beaux-Arts Colonial style, housed a prominent family in Beaumont for 75 years. The museum of the same name preserves the building and the artifacts, providing visitors with a firsthand glimpse of Southeast Texas History.

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Postcard of a circular stadium with a domed roof behind a full parking lot. American flags are placed around the stadium's circumference. The back of the postcard adds, "The Astrodome Houston, Texas The world's first domed, air-conditioned sports stadium. The roof is 208 feet high. The dome spans 642 feet with an outside diameter of 710 feet. Six thousand tons of air conditioning are used to cool the dome."

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1 postcard : col. ; 9 x 14 cm

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Texas History Collection

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  • Jan. 5, 2015, 9:43 p.m.

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  • June 10, 2016, 6:38 p.m.

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  • 29.684893, -95.405022

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[Postcard of the Astrodome], postcard, Date Unknown; Houston, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth562768/: accessed April 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting McFaddin-Ward House Museum.