Underground Home

A prototype for unique type of housing was displayed at this pavilion - a three bedroom house completely below ground level. The builder claimed that it had distinct advantages since it could provide more control over air, climate and noise than conventional houses. It also offered protection from such hazards as fire and radiation fallout.

The house occupied most of the area inside a concrete shell whose top was nearly three feet underground. It had a wide staircase to bring visitors down to the front door. Windows in the house faced scenic murals placed on the walls of the shell. Admission was $1.00.

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