Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Gates of Heaven Synagogue
Erected 1974 by Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 23.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
Location. 43° 4.799′ N, 89° 23.094′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of East Gorham Street and North Butler Street, on the right when traveling west on East Gorham Street. Touch for map. The marker is on the Gates of Heaven Synagogue in James Madison Park. Marker Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Voluntarios Internacionales de la Libertad (within shouting distance of this marker); Nichols Station (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Governor's Mansion (about 500 feet away); Timothy Brown House (about 600 feet away); Mansion Hill Historic District (about 600 feet away); Period Garden Park (about 600 feet away); Keyes House (about 700 feet away); Kendall House (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
Regarding Gates of Heaven Synagogue. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, "Noted Madison architect, August Kutzbock, who was trained in Germany, designed this little gem of a building. ... Gates of Heaven (Shaare Shomain in Hebrew) was built in 1863 on W. Washington Avenue for Madison's first Jewish congregation."
Also see . . .
1. Gates of Heaven. (City of Madison Parks page, which includes additional information and interior photos) (Submitted on June 30, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
2. Pierce House. Marker for nearby house by same architect. (Submitted on July 1, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
3. Keenan House (Submitted on July 1, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
4. Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the building (pdf). (Submitted on March 19, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
Categories. • Churches & Religion • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 894 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 28, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. 3. submitted on December 4, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 28, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.