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Prattville, Alabama: Strange Domed Mini-Building

An odd-shaped dome sits on the lot of an events planning business. Concrete or stucco with busy-bee embellishments; looks as if it were lopped off the top of a Moorish castle or mosque. Was originally a fountain at a 1930s amusement park.

1690 S. Memorial Drive, Prattville, AL
South of the city. On the southbound side of US Hwy 31, about a mile south of its intersection with US Hwy 82.
Unattended. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Strange Domed Mini-Building

This was the fountain that stood in the middle of Red Devil Lake (The red devil on the "Go to Church" sign that overlooks I-65 a few miles north of here came from the same place). Red Devil Lake was an amusement park.

[Switch Bryson, 03/23/2023]

Red Devil Lake opened in 1934 and was destroyed by floods in 1938. Most of it was demolished in 1939, but not this part.

Strange Domed Mini-Building.

Strange Domed Mini-Building

Strange domed building stands in a parking lot on Hwy 31, near McQueen Smith intersection in Prattville, Alabama. No idea what or why, but it's there, so I stopped to see it.

[Tigger Manning, 10/09/2021]

How could you not?

Domed structure.

Strange Domed Mini-Building

Definitely run down. No steps at all. Looks like it possibly was a huge fountain of some sort at one point in its life.

[Rhona, 08/06/2021]

Or an exotic meat smoker.

Strange Domed Mini-Building

I wouldn't go out of my way to see it, but if you're driving past, it's worth a stop for pics. If you're looking for a place to picnic or stretch your legs nearby, it's across from the road that leads to Cooter Pond -- a pretty city park on the river with restrooms, picnic areas and good fishing floating docks.

[Gina, 07/17/2019]

Domed building.

Strange Domed Mini-Building

Strange dome building indeed! It sits next to the highway by several dilapidated buildings (one is an old music hall). Stairs are broken down and the inside is full of water and some kind of plumbing.

[Eliza, 06/27/2017]

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