#ThrowbackThursday: In 1942, Hartford Buildings Sought As Air Raid Shelters

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The U.S. was barely two months into World War II on February 6, 1942 when the Courant learned that the city of Hartford had identified 93 buildings in downtown that could be used as air raid shelters, if needed.

Letters were sent to owners that read, in part: “We are not asking the use of your building as a ‘bomb-proof shelter’ for the general public, but it is essential that we care for autoists and pedestrians who happen to be on the street should an air raid occur.”

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