POSTED: 08:57 p.m. HST, Jan 23, 2013
WAILUKU >> A time capsule dating back to 1959 has been found at the old Wailuku Post Office and Federal Building.
KITV-TV says demolition crews discovered the time capsule on Tuesday morning while removing the building’s cornerstone. Workers at the time were trying to preserve the cornerstone which says “United States of America, Dwight D. Eisenhower, President, 1959.”
The time capsule was in a rectangular metal box. Inside was a letter from the general contractor who built the building, a book of blueprints of the building itself and a copy of the Maui News with the story of the new Post Office building on the front page, dated September 19, 1959.
Workers began tearing down the building on Jan. 7 as part of the county’s Campus Master Plan for Wailuku.