Pattonsburg, Missouri Gets A New Monolithic Dome School — Finally! Pattonsburg, Missouri — In 1998, this small, rural community began construction of four Monolithic Domes. Domes — The largest has a diameter of 150 feet. Three others each have a diameter of 110 feet. Pie shaped — Many of the classrooms and offices within the domes are pie shaped. Gymnasium — It’s used for physical education classes and all the usual high school sport activities, including basketball, a popular favorite. Principal’s Office — The centrally located principal’s office is easily accessed from all surrounding classrooms and hallways in the elementary school. Friendly — Sufficient light and space provide a friendly learning environment for kindergartners at Pattonsburg Elementary. Band area — The gymnasium dome includes a band practice area as well as a stage for drama performances and other activities. Library — It’s away from main traffic areas and near the administrative office, so it has a quiet atmosphere. Artist’s rendition — It shows the layout for the four domes. Good planning — The domes sit on a terrace above the parking area. That placement provides both safety and convenience.