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Published: 1/12/2012 - Updated: 4 years ago


Seneca Co. Courthouse Time Capsule Opened:1-12

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Workers remove the cornerstone and time capsule from the Seneca County Courthouse during demolition of the building in Tiffin, Ohio. Enlarge | Buy This Image Workers remove the cornerstone and time capsule from the Seneca County Courthouse during demolition of the building in Tiffin, Ohio....
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An excavator picks up the cornerstone, containing a time capsule. Enlarge | Buy This Image An excavator picks up the cornerstone, containing a time capsule.
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Workers remove the cornerstone and time capsule. Enlarge | Buy This Image Workers remove the cornerstone and time capsule.
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An excavator carries  the cornerstone. Enlarge | Buy This Image An excavator carries the cornerstone.
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The cornerstone from the courthouse is placed in a trailer. Enlarge | Buy This Image The cornerstone from the courthouse is placed in a trailer.
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Seneca County maintenance supervisor Jim Barth displays the crushed time capsule from the courthouse.  Looking on is Seneca County administrator Stacy Wilson. Enlarge | Buy This Image Seneca County maintenance supervisor Jim Barth displays the crushed time capsule from the courthouse. Looking on is Seneca County administrator ...
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Jim Barth displays the crushed time capsule. Enlarge | Buy This Image Jim Barth displays the crushed time capsule.
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Jim Barth shows a crowd the time capsule. Enlarge | Buy This Image Jim Barth shows a crowd the time capsule.
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Barth carries the crushed time capsule. Enlarge | Buy This Image Barth carries the crushed time capsule.
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Jim Barth carries the crushed time capsule. Looking on is Jeff Wagner, Seneca County commissioner. Enlarge | Buy This Image Jim Barth carries the crushed time capsule. Looking on is Jeff Wagner, Seneca County commissioner.
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Barth opens the time capsule. The capsule was taken to a county garage to be opened after it was crushed and partially opened during its removal from the courthouse. Stacy Wilson, county administrator, watches left. Enlarge | Buy This Image Barth opens the time capsule. The capsule was taken to a county garage to be opened after it was crushed ...
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Barth removes documents from the time capsule. Enlarge | Buy This Image Barth removes documents from the time capsule.
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A cluster of people surround Barth, center, as he removes items from the time capsule. Surrounding Barth from left are Nicole Smith, clerk to the board of commissioners, commissioner Jeff Wagner, county administrator Stacy Wilson, John Huss, a local historian, Lisa Swickard, a local historian, Gary Dunsmore, courthouse supporter, and Mark Steinmetz, Seneca County Historical Society trustee. Enlarge | Buy This Image A cluster of people surround Barth, center, as he removes items from the time capsule. Surrounding Barth from left are ...
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Barth holds an 1884 almanac, removed from the time capsule. Enlarge | Buy This Image Barth holds an 1884 almanac, removed from the time capsule.
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A letter from the Tiffin Edison Electric Illuminating Company. Enlarge | Buy This Image A letter from the Tiffin Edison Electric Illuminating Company.
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A George Ernest business card. Enlarge | Buy This Image A George Ernest business card.
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A copy of the Seneca Advertiser and old coins. Enlarge | Buy This Image A copy of the Seneca Advertiser and old coins.
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An 1884 Masonic Calendar. Enlarge | Buy This Image An 1884 Masonic Calendar.
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A letter from the Presbyterian Church of Tiffin. Enlarge | Buy This Image A letter from the Presbyterian Church of Tiffin.
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An official City of Tiffin directory. Enlarge | Buy This Image An official City of Tiffin directory.
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An 1883 Seneca County Fair premium list. Enlarge | Buy This Image An 1883 Seneca County Fair premium list.
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An 1883 Seneca County Fair premium list. Seen is an advertisement on the back of the premium list. Enlarge | Buy This Image An 1883 Seneca County Fair premium list. Seen is an advertisement on the back of the premium list.
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A Grand Army of the Republic ribbon. Enlarge | Buy This Image A Grand Army of the Republic ribbon.
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A Grand Army of the Republic ribbon. Enlarge | Buy This Image A Grand Army of the Republic ribbon.
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Items, including a business card, top, removed from the crushed time capsule. Enlarge | Buy This Image Items, including a business card, top, removed from the crushed time capsule.
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Barth dusts off an old book, Lang's History of Seneca County. Enlarge | Buy This Image Barth dusts off an old book, Lang's History of Seneca County.
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Frank Quinn, associate director of revitalization for Heritage Ohio, watches the demolition. Enlarge | Buy This Image Frank Quinn, associate director of revitalization for Heritage Ohio, watches the demolition.
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Thomas Palmer, executive director of Preservation Ohio, watches the demolition. Enlarge | Buy This Image Thomas Palmer, executive director of Preservation Ohio, watches the demolition.
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Demolition continues on day four. Enlarge | Buy This Image Demolition continues on day four.
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An excavator tears at the walls of the courthouse. Enlarge | Buy This Image An excavator tears at the walls of the courthouse.
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Another piece of demolition equipment arrives at the  courthouse. Enlarge | Buy This Image Another piece of demolition equipment arrives at the courthouse.
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Workers from B&B Wrecking drape their broken crane with plastic, so they can be protected from the elements while making repairs. Enlarge | Buy This Image Workers from B&B Wrecking drape their broken crane with plastic, so they can be protected from the elements while making ...
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The demolition continues to draw spectators. Enlarge | Buy This Image The demolition continues to draw spectators.
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