A chronicle of permanent and ephemeral signs in Hartford, Connecticut.
Friday, February 26, 2010
One of the many remaining Hartford fallout shelter signs pointing towards a (presumably) defunct fallout shelter in a public building. The National Fallout Shelter Program was started by President Kennedy in 1961. The fallout shelters were usually equipped with a large amount of emergency food, medical supplies, radio, etc. This sign at the Washington St. School has a circle within the trefoil symbol indicating the capacity of the shelter.Many of these designated fallout shelters still have antique emergency supplies in place.