Based on a June 1965 Community Shelter Plan Study for D.C., we’re visiting former fallout shelter sites to determine how many signs remain and in what condition they are in. From the relatively few sites we’ve verified, the sign retention rate is very low, with only 5-10% of original fallout shelter signs still posted on buildings. Explore this map to see former fallout shelter locations in your neighborhood and find existing marked sites.
KEY TO THE MARKERS:
Yellow: Extant Sign. Red: Sign lost. Blue: Unverified.
(To see all the locations on the map, scroll down the list of addresses and click “Next.”)
Click here for the original list of fallout shelter sites across the city. We’re visiting each site individually to verify if the signs remain. It’s a huge task, so if you’re interested in helping to locate signs in your neighborhood, let us know.