04/23/11 34 W, 1 I - + 0 - 2 Mystery Siren


From a reader, and who we'll refrain from acknowledging, lest the name give away the location of this Civil Defense siren. Hint: it's located outdoors.
 





I believe that is a FedSig Thunderbolt in downtown Durham.
Joe Brady (Email) - 04/23/11 - 15:31

My dad who retired from RPD said a long time ago Raleigh had a CD defense siren downtown. Not sure what building tho.
Zack A - 04/23/11 - 16:04

Not Durham…
Legeros - 04/24/11 - 17:03

What about Raleigh?
Zack A - 04/24/11 - 22:22

Is this in NC?
Jason - 06/14/11 - 11:49

Yes, in NC. In fact, in Raleigh.
Legeros - 06/14/11 - 18:32

On top of the Wake County courthouse
DJ - 06/14/11 - 21:19

Dang sure is!

http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=pywjx88..
RescueRanger - 06/14/11 - 21:39

Credit to Wake EM for passing along that clever shot.
Legeros - 06/14/11 - 22:16

Wow, as many times as I’ve been to Raleigh and never saw that…I’m embarrassed! What a treat though, thanks guys!
Jason - 06/16/11 - 11:57

Not many good vantage points. I know there used to be more of them. One was on top of the Five Points post office, and one was in the parking lot at Memorial Auditorium, near the corner of South and Wilmington. I know there were more, just never found them.
DJ - 06/21/11 - 08:10

This is what they sounded like- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYeql9xE1..
DJ - 06/21/11 - 15:09

The siren was recently removed during renovations to the roof of the courthouse.
EM201 - 09/28/11 - 11:12

Here’s one for sale in Kansas, if you really want one. Free shipping!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Federal-Thunderb..
Legeros - 09/28/11 - 19:49

Not sure. I have been asking around. They probably had to dismantle it to remove it from the rooftop. It anything was salvageable, it will probably end up at state surplus.
EM201 - 09/29/11 - 15:32



  
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