Q: If a 1950s air raid siren falls in South Los Angeles, will anybody come and get it?

Obsolete infrastructure can be beautiful in its decay, but not when it fails, spilling potentially deadly hunks of steel onto private property. When Siren No. 184 came down, we got the call and had a new preservation problem to solve.

The video shows what happened when the city had to answer the question of who is responsible for these orphaned cold war relics. (A: nobody, but there are still good folks in city government willing to step up!)

For more background and lots of links, click here: https://esotouric.substack.com/p/airraidsiren