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Shangarai Chasset - Gates of Mercy

 
 
Shangarai Chasset Gates of Mercy Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, March 1, 2008
1. Shangarai Chasset Gates of Mercy Marker
Inscription. Site of the first permanent Jewish house of worship in the State of Louisiana, Gates of Mercy Synagogue, 1845; located at 410-420 N. Rampart St. Gates of Mercy, chartered by the State in 1827, confirmed the abolition of the Code Noir, which had denied Jews the right to live and worship in Louisiana and by so doing affirmed American Freedom of Religion and Assembly.
 
Erected by Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 29° 57.511′ N, 90° 4.212′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on North Rampart Street, in the median. Click for map. Marker is between Conti and St. Louis Streets. Marker is in this post office area: New Orleans LA 70112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Mortuary Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Benito Juarez (about 400 feet away); "Oven" Vaults (about 400 feet away); Marie Laveau (about 400 feet away); Multiple Burials (about 500 feet away); Italian Mutual Benevolent Society Tomb (about 500 feet away); Orleans Battalion of Artillery (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in New Orleans.
 
Also see . . .
1. Shangaria Chasset - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on November 2, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. The Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation. The Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation is a non-profit, volunteer organization. The purpose of the Society is to identify and recognize sites of American Jewish Historical interest. The Society sponsors and promotes programs of local and national historic interest. Cooperating with local Historical Societies, Communities, Churches and Synagogues, the Society encourages dialogue and interactive recognition of the commonality of the American Experience. (Submitted on February 1, 2010, by Jerry Klinger of Derwood, Maryland.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,375 times since then and 4 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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