Photo of the Day: Cold War Fallout Shelter

Photo of the Day: Cold War Fallout Shelter

Fallout shelter signs, like this one from outside the 9th Street YMCA, are a faded reminder of the nation’s Cold War hysteria during the 1950s and 1960s. In the event of a nuclear attack, the shelters were designed to protect inhabitants from residual radioactive material.

Know of any other fallout shelter sites in the neighborhood? Let us know in the comments.

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