Cold War

My corporation recently purchased about several dozen pieces of property once owned by AT&T (built during the cold war to house military microwave equipment). Each site typically contains a heavily-reinforced concrete building, a Diesel generator, and a heavy microwave tower, along with an acre or two of real estate. They are located in Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. We are going to place about 36 of these sites on the market because they are not in areas of our primary marketing concerns. They were built to withstand a nuclear war and will be sold for a fraction of their original cost, some as low as $20,000 for a 1,250 square foot building, one acre of land, and an extremely stout microwave tower. If you would like more information, let me know.

As an example, this microwave site is located in the rural Ozarks of Douglas County, MO. There is one acre of real estate on a paved state highway, and the building measures 24' x 60' overall, with 15' ceilings. The building is solid concrete, 13" thick walls with heavy steel reinforcment. The roof is also solid concrete. The inside is basically one big room with a small (12' x 14') partitioned room for the Diesel generator. The generator is 35KW. The original underground fuel tank has been removed. There are heavy steel doors on the front and the back. A concrete protective "blast wall" is located outside the generator filter area (to protect the opening from the shock blast of a nuclear bomb). The site has an outdoor toilet facility and no indoor plumbing. A well could be drilled on site, however. The tower is 113' tall, extremely heavy and enclosed in an 8' high chain link fence. The ground elevation at the site is 1,480 feet above sea level. This site is priced at $20,000 including the real estate, building, tower, and generator.

Some of our sites have up to 19,000 square feet of floor space, deep wells, sewage facilities, dual 350KW generators, fallout shelters, restrooms, kitchens, etc. They range in price up to $400,000, and could support a fairly large group of people. They were designed to house AT&T engineers and technicians for survival and post-nuclear war long-term survival in the event of a war. We are eager to sell these structures and look forward to any inquiries.

Charles McCullough