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Anniston in Calhoun County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Temple Beth El

 
 
Temple Beth El Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, October 2, 2010
1. Temple Beth El Marker
Inscription. Temple Beth El is the oldest building continuously used for Jewish worship in Alabama. Annistonís Reform Jewish congregation was established in 1888. Its womenís organization, the Ladies Hebrew Benevolent Society, directed the construction of the building in 1893. They raised the money, purchased the lot, organized the building committee of men in the congregation, and named the house of worship Beth El or House of God. Sales of handiwork enabled the women to purchase the stained glass windows. A trio of arched windows, emphasized by decorative brickwork and the domed tower, suggest the influence of ancient Byzantine architecture on the temple, which was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
 
Erected 2001 by Alabama Historical Commission.
 
Location. 33° 39.664′ N, 85° 49.597′ W. Marker is in Anniston, Alabama, in Calhoun County. Marker is at the intersection of Quintard Avenue (U.S. 431) and East 13th Street, on the right when traveling north on Quintard Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Anniston AL 36207, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Anniston World War (within shouting distance of this marker); Parker Memorial Baptist Church
Temple Beth El Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, October 2, 2010
2. Temple Beth El Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Saint Michael and All Angels (approx. half a mile away); Temple Beth El Section Hillside Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Governor Thomas E. Kilby (approx. ĺ mile away); 27th. Division Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Freedom Riders (approx. 5.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Anniston.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Temple Beth El image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, October 2, 2010
3. Temple Beth El
Temple Beth El's Stain Glass Windows image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, October 2, 2010
4. Temple Beth El's Stain Glass Windows
Temple Beth El Sign at Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, February 14, 2012
5. Temple Beth El Sign at Entrance
Temple Beth El image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, February 14, 2012
6. Temple Beth El
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 760 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   5, 6. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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