Boston’s Faneuil Hall, a gift from Peter Faneuil completed in 1742, has served as Boston’s meeting hall and is now a popular tourist attraction with shops on the first floor, and the large rotunda upstairs still used for events. As seen above, it is currently undergoing renovations, which started in 2018.
In the early 1960’s it was marked as a Fallout Shelter for 100 people.
One exterior sign facing Quincy Market was removed a few years ago, and this exterior sign facing the Congress Street side of the building is the only remaining one. Interior signs were also removed by the early 1990’s.
Due to the building being a popular tourist attraction, this is one the most photographed remaining Fallout Shelter signs in the city (based on Google and Flickr entries).
However, with the exterior work going on, it is unknown if the sign will remain up or be removed for good. Fallout Five Zero has reached out to the City of Boston’s Property Management division, who manages the building, to try to learn the fate of the sign but currently there has been no reply.
Stay tuned, as this sign might soon meet the fate of so many others in recent times…
© 2019 Fallout Five Zero
Photos taken on May 12, 2019 and property of Fallout Five Zero
UPDATE: The exterior work was completed in November 2019, and when the scaffolding was removed, the sign remained.