The City of London Ohio is celebrating the bicentennial by building a Time Capsule to commemorate the City of London Ohio as of 2011. We are building a monument to house the time capsule... and invite your business and family to personally get involved. Buy a brick... and become a part of the history.
Download the Bicentennial Bricks Order Form to become of something FUN and Exciting event for the City of London Ohio.
Bricks are available in 4x8 and 8x8 inch sizes. Notice the sample time capsule bricks photographed by Kelly Becke.
Building the Time Capsule ~ One brick at a time...
Summer 2011: London OH Time Capsule Progress
The backdrop for the closing ceremony was Bicentennial Park, which sits at Walnut and High streets. Part of the bicentennial monument, which will hold a time capsule representing London and Madison County, was in place. Work will continue through the summer and fall. The committee has sold 30 personalized bricks for the patio in front of the monument and continues to accept orders.
The committee will accept suggestions for items to be included in the time capsule until Nov. 1. The capsule, donated by Eberle-Fisher Funeral Home in London, measures 91 inches long by 34.5 inches wide by 32 inches high. It will be encased in the monument, likely sometime next year.
As for the time capsule from the 1911 centennial celebration, recent research points to its location being several feet beneath the center path at the war memorial on the county courthouse lawn.
Several years ago, when the war memorial was renovated, a construction company struck a large concrete structure while digging at the site. They didn’t recognize the emblems on the outside. They were unable to open it or reduce it in size, so they left it in the ground as fill for the war memorial’s foundation.
While the individuals who conducted the research are fairly sure the structure is the long-lost 1911 time capsule, there are no plans to dismantle the war memorial in order to dig it up.
The trouble in locating the 1911 time capsule is the reason the 2011 capsule is being encased in a very visible, above-ground monument. (Columbus Messenger. July 9 2011)