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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fallout Shelter Photographs
Waterloo, Iowa (Date 1968)
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These photos were taken in Waterloo, Iowa . I have no information on these images except the captions that are on the back of the 8x10 prints. The images are displayed with the captions as they are written on the back of the prints. Any additional comments that I may ad will appear in Italics. I have split this series of Waterloo, Iowa images onto 3 pages. (See Page Links at Left)

Black's Department Store

CD1173 - Black's Department Store has public fallout shelters in the basement, and on the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th floors marked and stocked for 6,929 people. (24-26 May 1968)


CD1160-Fallout Shelter sign on the second floor of Black’s Dept Store. The public fallout shelters located in the basement and on the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th floors of this building, are marked and stocked for 6,929 people. (24-26 May 1968)


CD1161 – Entrance to Children’s Ready-to –Wear Department on the 2nd floor of Black’s Department Store. This dual-use public fallout shelter is marked and stocked for 1,844 people. (24-26 May 1968)


CD1162-Entrance to Furniture Dept. on the 4th floor of Black’s Dept. Store. This dual-use public Fallout Shelter is marked and stocked for 1060 people. (24-26 May 1968)


CD1163 – Shelter sign on fifth floor of Black’s Department Store. Dual-use public fallout shelters located in the basement and on the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th floors of this building, are marked and stocked for 6,929 people. (24-26 May 1968)


CD1164 -Shelter sign over stairwell on the fifth floor of Black’s Dept. Store. Dual-use public fallout shelters located in the basement and on the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th floors of this building, are marked and stocked for 6,929 people. (24-26 May 1968)


CD1165 - Shelter sign on fourth floor of Black’s Department Store. Dual-use public fallout shelters located in the basement and on the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th floors of this building, are marked and stocked for 6,929 people. (24-26 May 1968)


CD1166 – Business as usual in the hat department of Black’s Department Store. Note fallout shelter sign above and behind customer trying on hat. Marked public fallout shelters located in the basement and on the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th floors of this building, are marked and stocked for 6,929 people. (24-26 May 1968) I couldn't figure out why the shelter sign appeared to be backwards in this photo until I figured out that it was taken looking into a mirror and the lady is next to the camera (that's her elbow on the left in the photo and the shelter sign is on the wall behind her and the photographer).


CD1167 – Fallout shelter sign on first floor of Black’s Department Store directs people to shelter at bottom of the stairs. Marked public fallout shelters located in the basement and on the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th floors of this building, are marked and stocked for 6,929 people. (24-26 May 1968)


CD1168 – Fallout shelter sign on first floor of Black’s Dept. Store directs people to shelter at the bottom of the stairs. Marked public fallout shelters located in the basement and on the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th floors of this building, are marked and stocked for 6,929 people. (24-26 May 1968)


CD1169- Coffee shop in basement or Dining room on 8th floor of Black’s Dept. Store, could be used as feeding area in an emergency. Public fallout shelters located in the basement and on the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th floors of this building, are marked and stocked for 6,929 people. (24-26 May 1968)


CD1170 – Fallout shelter supplies stored in dual-use basement area of Black’s Department Store can supply 6,929 people for two weeks. Marked and stocked public fallout shelters are located in the basement and on the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th floors. (24-26 May 1968)


CD1171 - Fallout shelter supplies stored in dual-use basement area of Black’s Department Store can supply 6,929 people for two weeks. Marked and stocked public fallout shelters are located in the basement and on the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th floors. (24-26 May 1968)


CD1172 – Medical Fallout shelter supplies stored in the gas meter room in the basement of Black’s Department Store. Marked public fallout shelters located in the basement and on the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th floors of this building. They are stocked for 6,929 people. (24- 26 May 1968) I count 7-Medical Kit C's, 2-Radiation Kits (boxes with stick on labels), water barrels through the opening on the right and it appears that there are some Medical Kit A's behind the Med Kit C,s. At least one Med Kit A label is just visible at the bottom center of the photo by the gas valve in the foreground.