EOC Tour Main
Outside the EOC Front Entry
Air Filter System
Back to Shelter Tours Main
Back to Civil Defense Museum Main
The above left photo was taken looking in through the Communications Room doorway from the front entry hall. This room was pretty cluttered with storage at the time but you can see the separate cubicles down the length of the room. Each cubicle was designated for use in communicating with different city departments.
The above right photo shows the first radio cubicle. The radio on the right was used for Civil Defense and the radio on the left was used for Fire Department communications. I couldn't believe the radios were still there when I took the tour the first time. They were still there the second time I went back in 2003. As of this update (03/2010) the last I heard was that the radios have been removed by the city. The large box on the desktop used to be on the floor. It has been badly rusted and damaged by water. The radio power and antenna cables run up to boxes and conduits on the ceiling above each cubicle.
Dallas Times Herald News Photo 11-25-1965
This newspaper photo of C.W. McCoy, Dallas assistant Civil Defense director was featured in the May 25, 1965 issue of the Dallas Times Herald. The radios on the upper shelf haven't had their "CD" emblems installed yet. When I found this picture during a search in the Dallas History Section at the Dallas Public Library I just couldn't believe it. Note the 24 hour clock.
Misc. Communications Room Photos