Crews find possible time capsule within John Calhoun monument base


CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Crews say they have found what is believed to be a time capsule within the John Calhoun monument base during deconstruction.

Crews say the time capsule, or cornerstone as they called it, will be moved to a secure location where they will be able to use proper tools to safely open it at a later time.

According to the Director of Parks for the City of Charleston, Jason Kronsberg in an earlier interview with News 2, historic documents led officials to believe a time capsule was inside the structure.

“The document says it’s in the northwest corner of the base of the monument,” he said.

The only mention of the item came from a newspaper article from the then-called News and Courier in 1934.

No other records have been found that mention the capsule being placed in the monument.

Deconstruction of the base is expected to continue until mid-to-late February.

This story is developing. Count on us for more updates as they’re made available.

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