SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Fifty-six years ago, San Diego officials sealed up a collection of items reflective of life in the early 1960s in America's Finest City.
Friday, officials gathered at the old San Diego County courthouse to unearth those relics and take a glimpse into local history.
Inside the time capsule: A copy of one edition of each newspaper published in San Diego County, 1961 coins, a county charter, a list of county officials, a copy of the capsule dedication, a leaflet sent out with 1961-62 tax bills, a newspaper clipping about the capsule, and various other items submitted by locals and organizations.
The state Judicial Council is set to hand over the old courthouse property to San Diego County at the end of this month. The state is currently removing tons of furnishings, books, and office equipment.
San Diego's old courthouse was once the center of the county's court system, with 59 courtrooms and a total of about 653,000 square feet. The building at 220 West Broadway spans 800 feet over B and C streets and is known as San Diego's "tallest building downtown laid down sideway."