Tuesday, January 29, 2019

What’s old is new again

Well, there is a property for sale in Hilliard that comes with a 4,000-square-foot bunker that is 30 feet underground, has 2-foot-thick concrete walls and ceiling and is able to "withstand 20 megaton blast from 2 1/2 miles, 1,000 (mph) winds, and 40-G shock wave.”  Columbus Bizjournals.com

In our old neighborhood on Abington Road which was generally developed during 1938-40, paused for the war, then 1945-, some houses in the Canterbury area which were built in the 1950s had bomb shelters.  It was a big thing in those days, I remember the duck and cover drills and food stored in the hallways of our school in Mt. Morris, IL. Apparently, someone was fearful a few years back (don’t know when the Hilliard home was built).  The one I saw in our former area was used as a playroom for the kids in the 1970s.

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