Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Temple Beth Israel
The temple’s architecture combines traditional classical and near eastern
In 1969, the congregation moved to a new site in southwest Houston and transferred the property to the Houston Independent School District. The facility served as the first home of Houston’s High School for the Visual and Performing Arts before it was passed to Houston Community College in the early 1980s.
Marker is property of the State of Texas
Erected 2008 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14339.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
Location. 29° 44.24′ N, 95° 22.511′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of Austin Street and Holman Street, on the right when traveling west on Austin Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3517 Austin Street, Houston TX 77004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Evangelical Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); San Jacinto High School (about 400 feet away); The Houston Light Guard Houston Light Guard Armory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Houston's First Sit-in (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sixth Church of Christ, Scientist (approx. half a mile away); Richard Brock (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
Regarding Temple Beth Israel. Congregation Beth Israel now meets at their temple at 5600 North Braeswood.
Also see . . .
1. Congregation Beth Israel. (Submitted on January 31, 2013.)
2. Congregation Beth Israel, Houston - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on July 7, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 30, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 530 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on July 7, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. Photos: 1. submitted on January 30, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 2. submitted on July 7, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. 3. submitted on January 30, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 4. submitted on July 7, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. 5. submitted on January 30, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.