At the height of the Cold War, tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union were running high; the possibility of nuclear warfare was on the forefront of most Americans minds. The U.S. government took precautionary measures incase of an attack on American soil, from duck and cover drills to air raid drills.
As a result of paranoia, some individuals took it upon themselves to prepare for the possibility of an attack. In 1964 LIFE photographer Robert W. Kelley took a tour and documented an underground fallout home in Denver, Colorado. The home was built by American business executive and philanthropist, Girard Brown Henderson who used his wealth to construct a luxurious fallout shelter that he and his family lived in.
The house was complete with murals mimicking an elaborate outdoor landscape and outdoor patios that had adjustable light settings from dusk til' dawn. Henderson's home even had a shuffleboard court for a wild Sunday afternoon...
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