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Where the fallout shelters used to be

Fallout Five Zero, compiled on the 50th anniversary of public fallout shelters, in 2011, lists the locations of former fallout shelters in Boston and Quincy - some of which still have those fading yellow-and-black signs alerting the public where to take shelter in the event of an actual emergency.

Most would, of course, be fairly useless these days.

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Adam finally picked up Fallout 4. Get the DLC! Far Harbor is totally worth it.

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There are other reasons I'm suddenly interested in the issue of fallout shelters - although this overview of the Boston Mayoral Shelter is kind of interesting.

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...for the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. Probably a good place to pass the time, if you catch my drift.

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It seems like most downtown stations pre-1964 were fall out shelters.

Although I was surprised to learn that Maverick in Eastie was also a Emergency location for a 200 bed civil defense hospital

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Kinda makes sense with that giant open platform!

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The one nearest to me is the Museum of Fine Arts, Southeast Section
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston. Will we need to be a member to use it?

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Civil Defense saltine crackers never go bad, no lie!

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Weird. I had a meeting in the MEMA bunker last week, and I was wondering about what would happen if one got launched toward the Eastern US while I was in there.

Because it is difficult to not think about such things when in The Bunker, especially with so much button blustering going on.

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I once asked somebody at MEMA what they'd do if the bombs were on the way, they'd just locked that multi-ton door and they heard a knock on the door (well, somebody picked up the phone at the entrance). He punted - said that would be a decision for the governor.

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“It’s a concern we share and we’re going to look closely at the problem and solutions and cone up with a comprehensive plan.”

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What do they do if they are having a big meeting and there is a missile launch and there isn't enough room for everyone to stay?

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the mad race to the armory room.

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Get stored in the two-bay refrigerated morgue they have there.

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Back door

(Adam, how do I embed this photo directly in my comment?)

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Use [ img ] and stuff.

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and it did not work. I'll try it again here

Back door of my apartment building

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Put [ img ] before the link and [ /img ] after the link (remove extra spaces) AND most importantly change the "Text format" drop down to "Filtered HTML"

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:)

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So, just for purely hypothetical reasons, are these fallout shelters still usable? 'Cause the one closest to me according to that list is at JP Licks, which seems pretty fortuitous. I'll take my fallout rations with extra marshmallow topping, please.

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For those of you of a certain age, there are several online outlets still selling the surplus signs from this era.

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I've seen Cold War era Civil Defense Geiger counters, canned goods, and - yes- saltines for sale on line.

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I assume the city has some zoning regulations on how deep you can go into the ground on a single family or multi-family residential lot but what are they?

I'd have to imagine that someone in the past tried to dig a deep bomb shelter on their lot and ran into the zoning board...

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I don't know about how deep, but there are zoning requirements for ceiling heights in livable basement space, which I assume these would, um, fall under.

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The super wealthy were extending their houses downwards in Beacon Hill type neighborhoods and of course being London where everything is ancient and riddled with old infrastructure, this was a mess.

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2012/nov/09/billionaires-baseme...

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A true story concerning some of what could be found in an old abandoned shelter - Fallout Candy!

Suldog
http://jimsuldog.blogspot.com

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Awesome! Thanks Suldog!

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Every school, public and parochial should be on the list. And no, we did not 'duck and cover.' We marched down to the basement.

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Don't you all realize this is a ploy by the Institute to expose the Railroad? Jeesh!

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