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La Jolla church opens 100-year-old time capsule

The 100-year-old time capsule contained coins, letters, a church photo and a copy of The La Jolla Journal newspaper from 1916.
The 100-year-old time capsule contained coins, letters, a church photo and a copy of The La Jolla Journal newspaper from 1916.
(Ashley Mackin)

As part of its centennial celebration last weekend, the Congregational Church of La Jolla removed its 100-year-old cornerstone on Aug. 5, 2016 which was set in place when the church was dedicated in 1916 at 1216 Cave St. in La Jolla. Under the cornerstone, current church members unearthed a mason jar filled with newspaper articles, photos, coins, church programs and letters. After a Re-dedication Ceremony on Aug. 7, a new time capsule was put in place for the congregation of 2116 to discover!

Pastor Sam Greening holds the book with the ‘treasure map’ that led the congregation to find the cornerstone, placed on display at right.
Pastor Sam Greening holds the book with the ‘treasure map’ that led the congregation to find the cornerstone, placed on display at right.
(Ashley Mackin)
Can you spot the empty cornerstone space on the Congregational Church of La Jolla, located at Cave Street and Ivanhoe Avenue?
Can you spot the empty cornerstone space on the Congregational Church of La Jolla, located at Cave Street and Ivanhoe Avenue?
(Ashley Mackin)
The hole at the base of the cornerstone held the mason jar full of church artifacts from 1916.
The hole at the base of the cornerstone held the mason jar full of church artifacts from 1916.
(Ashley Mackin)
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