Community members submitted items for the time capsule. Photo by Leslie Morishita.

On August 2, InterIm Community Development Association (CDA) packed two time capsule boxes inside the wall in Uncle Bob’s Place, a future affordable housing project located at South King Street and 8th Avenue South.

Roughly 150 people answered the call to submit letters and other items to the capsules, which will be opened in 100 years.

“Seeing all the messages and stories and thoughtful items people assembled for the future people of the CID confirmed that the District means a lot to so many and that Uncle Bob lives on in people’s hearts,” said Leslie Morishita, Real Estate Development Director with InterIm CDA in an email.

The capsules were placed inside what will be the Bob Santos Community Room, envisioned as a community gathering space in the new building. Legendary activist Bob Santos, who passed away in 2016, was dedicated to preserving and protecting the Chinatown International District (CID).

Ron Chew signs his memoir My Unforgotten Seattle for the time capsule –so the stories may endure. Photo by Dean Wong.
Photo by Dean Wong.
Time capsules just before drywall went up and sealed them in the wall for 100 years. Photo by Rick Wong.

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