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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Today

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

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Sign me up...

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

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The T

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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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The one nearest to me is the

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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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The Mother Bunker

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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Man, that place ...

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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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I can see Baker sending it to a committee.

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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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The losers ...

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

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Markup tags

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Use [ img ] and stuff.

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Voila!

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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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Show off

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:)

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Fallout sundaes, anyone?

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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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Signs still available

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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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Not just signs

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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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Zoning question

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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Interesting question

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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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Every school, public and

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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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The Institute is watching.

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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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