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Demo Crew Finds Time Capsule at Former St. Joseph Hospital

The demolition crew that is working on the razing of Cloud County Health Center uncovered the time capsule that was built into the building as it was erected as St. Joseph Hospital in 1950. The capsule was placed within the wall of the building that was located at 1100 Highland Drive in Concordia, Kansas. A large hole can be seen on the northeast side of the building where the time capsule was once housed.

Many items were included in the metal box that was welded shut. Newspaper articles, a list of the members of St. Joseph Hospital Medical Staff, a letter from then Governor Frank Carlson to Mother Mary Chrysostom, Superior, money and even some medicine bottles were just a few of the contributions to the capsule.

The new hospital, North Central Kansas Health Center, (NCKMC) was constructed at 155 West College Drive in Concordia and opened in October of 2022.

Plans for the site that originally housed St. Joseph Hospital are to build middle to upper level housing for Concordia.

Items from the time capsule will temporarily be on display at NCKMC.

Video courtesy of North Central Kansas Health Center.