Out of Town Mini Series: 5 Signs, 4 Cities, and Where is the Shelter?

Our first Out of Town Mini Series comes from our lead correspondent, Tim, who took these photos at different times in 4 different US cities: Buffalo NY, White River Junction VT, Cleveland OH, and Las Vegas NV.


This worse-for-wear sign is on a commercial or mixed-use building and doubles as the address indicator for the building.


This sign, located at the rectory and offices of The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Cleveland, shows a capacity of 220+ and appears to have been re-mounted at the top with new screws. The original fasteners remain intact at the bottom, so it’s likely the top of the sign came off the building at some point. This sign remains as of 2019.


This Fallout Shelter sign is on the former Post Office in White River Junction, VT (now The Center for Cartoon Studies).


These two Fallout Shelter signs are a bit of a mystery, as they’re on an open-air parking garage for the Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. It is unknown but presumed there is an underground level or basement that served as the shelter area; otherwise, it’s odd these would be on this structure as there would be no protection provided for occupants.



This recent image, taken by Tim in January 2022, shows the sign on the side of the building still there but now defaced with stickers and looking like it took a trip to multiple places around the world.

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Special thanks to Tim for these photos and kicking off our Out of Town Mini Series and for the updated Las Vegas photo.

All photos owned by Tim and may not be used or reproduced without express permission.Ā 

One thought on “Out of Town Mini Series: 5 Signs, 4 Cities, and Where is the Shelter?

  1. I love these little signs. I have a couple myself. šŸ™‚ We still have some buildings with signs intact in my city Utica, NY. Along with my sign collection I own some decals never attached: arrow, capacity, and numbers. Do you own a sign? I would love to see a photo of you holding it if you do. šŸ™‚ I subscribed. Have a good day.

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