Besides being a historical curiosity, this forgotten room carries a tangible benefit — a tax break that has saved the Lagos thousands of dollars over the years. They are one of the few remaining beneficiaries of a bill passed by the state’s Legislature in 1961 that provides exemptions for shelters designed “in accordance with plans, regulations and orders of the State Civil Defense Commission.”
It’s kind of ironic…out of all the people I meet who are into preparedness, and over all the years I’ve been interested in it, I’ve only met once person with an actual shelter. Fella I know up the valley from here built a little bunker under his yard, built a patio above it, added a barbecue to disguise the vents, and made a little ‘pumphouse’ looking structure to conceal the entrance. It’s very cool.
I wonder if the program providing the tax credits for having a shelter is still in place….I think thats the sort of behavior .gov should encourage.
No talk of the old days of public/private fallout shelters would e complete without a link to CivilDefenseMuseum.com.