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Time capsule found at Roosevelt Plaza

This week workers uncovered a buried time capsule as they were digging up part of the 500-block of Main Street. While the contents of the capsule are not yet know, the box has been delivered to City Hall in order to examine the innards. It was contractor Mark Cerrone’s team that first unearthed the find. Apparently the contents were extremely fragile, which meant that it was tough to visibly see any sort of markings or date inside. The discovery was uncovered when workers moved “The Hiker” sculpture off of its base at Roosevelt Plaza to relocate it while they finish the sidewalks.


Since the contents of the time capsule are not yet known, we’re asking BRO readers if they can venture a guess as to what is inside the box. If it was buried around the same time that the Metro Rail project was added to Main Street, or Roosevelt Plaza, then that might give us an approximate date to go by. Or whenever ‘The Hiker” was added after that. So what’s your guess?



Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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