1955 Fallout Shelter

This is just the kind of cool feature that sets older homes apart. Word comes from Rachel Stone of the Oak Cliff Advocate that Don Sanders’ Cold War-era atomic bomb shelter in the backyard of his Kessler Park home will be on this year’s Old Oak Cliff Conservation League Fall Home Tour.

I am so fascinated by fallout shelters, especially those that have the eerie feel that Sanders’ does. You are seriously doing yourself a disservice by not checking out the slideshow from the March issue of the Advocate, all photographed at night by Danny Fulgencio.

LIFE mag Fallout suitStay tuned to find out more about what homes will be on the OOCCL’s home tour. The organization will announce the full list on Sept. 9.