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 of the kitchen was taken looking in through the doorway. The refrigerator was pulled out and sitting right in the middle of the room so it was hard to get a good shot. The whole room was outfitted with enameled steel cabinets and a really cool old electric range. The fridge goes back in the far right corner of kitchen. Two generator exhaust pipes pass by right side of big round (what I call a "Fail Safe" vent) air outlet and out through the back wall of shelter. Notice in the above left photo that there is a rectangular air exhaust duct above the cabinets against the wall at the back of the room. The ducting for the exhaust goes through the wall and into the Men's Restroom to the exhaust air blower.
During a recent (early 2010) search through the Civil Defense archives at Dallas City Hall I found a letter from the manufacturer of these kitchen fixtures. The letter was expressing interest from the company in the fact the kitchen was installed in an "H-bomb Shelter." I forgot to set the letter aside for copying but I'll do it during my next trip down there to the archives.
The above right photo was taken looking back from the refrigerator corner towards the door to the hallway. I was trying to capture the ductwork and pipes covering the ceiling. Men's restroom and Mayor's office are on the other side of the wall with sink.