1964 & 1965 Official Guidebook Entries


The description of this exhibit from the 1964 Official Guide Book

Cover- 1964 Guidebook

The description of this exhibit from the 1965 Official Guide Book

Cover - 1965 Guidebook

The location of this exhibit on the 1964 Official Souvenir Map

Cover - 1964 Official Souvenir Map

UNDERGROUND
WORLD HOME
Something really different in housing is displayed here: a three-bedroom house, completely below ground level. It is presented as the forerunner of dwellings that the builder says have marked advantages for today's living. Guides explain why underground homes can provide more control over air, climate and noise than conventional houses - as well as protection from such hazards as fire and radiation fallout. The house occupies most of the area inside a concrete shell, the top of which is two and a half feet underground; a wide staircase brings visitors down to the fornt door. Windows in the house face scenic murals placed on the walls of the shell.
* Admission: $1.00.

UNDERGROUND HOME

The advantages of underground living are realistically displayed in an ultramodern 10-room house built below the earth's surface.

The house and its patio are contained within a specially designed reinforced concrete shell. Among the desirable features stressed by the exhibitor are complete privacy, acoustical and climate control, and safety from hazards. A snack bar sells "crab burgers" and other light refreshments.

Admission: $1.00; students, 50 cents; children under 12 with adults, free..

4.15.03

The realities of living in the Cold War made us ask "How can we survive a nuclear blast?" The Underground Home showed us it was possible to live comfortably beneath the ground before - and after - the bomb. Join us at this least seen of all World's Fair pavilions in a wonderful Feature presented by Bill Cotter.

 

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