Girard B. Henderson, like many other influential people in the 1960s, feared a nuclear holocaust was around the corner. To assure that humanity would indeed survive, he decided to lead the Underground Home project.
The project gained so much momentum that the Underground Home was exhibited at the World’s Fair in 1964.
Not only was the home designed as protection, it was both comfortable and a heck of a lot of fun.
Rather than featuring a normal entrance, visitors were guided deep underground via a long set of stairs:
Once you were down the stairs, another entrance simulated a regular home entrance, with planters to boot.
The home came complete with painted outdoor facades, so people could feel like they still had access to the outer world.
The same was true from inside the house. Bedrooms came complete with windows peering into the fake outdoors.
The house came equipped with radiation monitors as a safety measure.
Love shuffleboard? You need not to worry in this abode.
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