From Geodesic to Monolithic Domes Framework for a geodesic dome — David B. South built this near his home in Shelley, Idaho about 1970. David’s geodesic dome shop — In Shelley, Idaho. His interest in geodesics sparked the invention of the Monolithic Dome. Very first Monolithic Dome — David surveys the interior of the very first Monolithic Dome. It was a potato storage in Shelley, Idaho, built in 1976.