"Fallout shelter built by Louis Severance adjacent to his home near Akron, Mich.,..."

"Fallout shelter built by Louis Severance adjacent to his home near Akron, Mich., includes a special ventilation and escape hatch, an entrance to his basement, tiny kitchen, running water, sanitary facilities, and a sleeping and living area for the family of four. The shelter cost about $1,000. It has a 10-inch reinforced concrete ceiling with thick earth cover and concrete walls. Severance says, 'Ever since I was convinced what damage H-Bombs can do, I've wanted to build the shelter. Just as with my chicken farm, when there's a need I build it."
By an unknown photographer, ca. 1960

National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Defense Civil Preparedness Agency
(397-MA-2s-160) [VENDOR # 125]

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