Situated at 90 Main Street, ‘The Dome’ was built by Elsa and Hans Rabold from Sydney. Both taught yoga to heal the mind and body. The Dome was built as a coffee house, curio shop and poster factory.

From 1986 the Dome housed Gallery D and Pantano Glass with directors, John and Beryl Davies. The gallery featured works of Queensland and Australian artists. There were also displays of Jewellery, pottery, glass, woods and marquetry.

Gallery D, the Dome, 1980s

Gallery D, the Dome, 1980s

Later the Dome housed a model railway.

Postcard of the Model Railway, The Dome

Postcard of the Model Railway, The Dome

Postcard from the Dome about the model trains

Postcard from the Dome about the model trains

Postcard of the Dome and Model Railway

Postcard of the Dome and Model Railway

Postcard of Dome and Model Railway reverse side

Postcard of Dome and Model Railway reverse side

 

Today the Dome is looking forsaken and forlorn with graffiti on its ramp, broken windows and overgrown vegetation. It has been derelict too long to revitalise what was once a much-loved Montville icon. Now it is sadly waiting for its finalise demise.

The Dome, overgrown and derelict, 2017

The Dome, overgrown and derelict, 2017