Goodge Street: Deep Level Shelter
The building is called The Eisenhower Centre.
Location: In Chenies Street, WC1 at the junction of North Crescent.
Description: The building consists of two concrete blocks one circular
'pillbox' and the smaller one octagonal. They are joined by a long thin rectangular
brick building. There is a brick ventilation shaft attached to the rear of this
brick building. It has a door and a beam for carrying a pulley for loading large
or heavy objects into the tunnels. The main entrance is at the front opposite
Alfred Place. There is a square brick ventilation shaft on the roof of the circular
'pillbox' with a small brick extension on the east side of the octagonal building.
The whole structure is painted cream and red.
Eisenhower Centre': East Entrance.
Photo by Nick
Location: In Tottenham Court Road, W1 next to Whitfield Memorial Church
and opposite Torrington Place.
Description: The main structure is circular 'pillbox' built of concrete.
There is a square brick intake ventilation shaft on the roof and two lower brick
extensions either side of the shaft coming down to ground level. These were for
the original doors. On the entrance fronting onto Tottenham Court Road there are
the remains of a painted sign which reads` ----D Property ----trance strictly
----ohibited ----out authority'. The sign has been cut in half by the addition
of a later door and may date from WW2 or 50's use. There is a rectangular brick
building behind with a low ventilation shaft on the roof. The roof of this building
has modern railings round it and is used as a play area by the Fitzrovia Children's
Centre in Whitfield Street who also use the building. The west entrance appears
to be unused other than an emergency access to the Eisenhower Centre.
Last updated 30th March 2001
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