Las Vegas in San Miguel County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Temple Montefiore, Las Vegas, New Mexico
Erected 2000 by Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation Markers ✡️ series list.
Location. 35° 35.822′ N, 105° 13.158′ W. Marker is in Las Vegas, New Mexico, in San Miguel County. Marker is on 8th Street. Marker affixed to the left side of the front stair walk to the Newman Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 8th Street, Las Vegas NM 87701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Temple Montefiore 1884 (approx. ¼ mile away); YMCA Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Dr. Meta L. Christy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Isidor Stern’s “Famous” Dry Good Store (approx. 0.4 miles away); E. Romero Hose & Fire Co. Proclamation of Brigadier General Stephen W. Kearny (approx. half a mile away); Plaza Hotel (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Las Vegas.
Regarding Temple Montefiore, Las Vegas, New Mexico. Temple Montefiore moved to the newly built synagogue in 1922. When the Congregation was no longer large enough to manage the site, it was sold to the Catholic Church in the 1950's. 2000 The Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation, working with the City of Las Vegas affixed the marker in a historic ceremony. The Jewish community was reconstituted and given permission to hold services monthly once again by the Catholic Community.
Also see . . . The Accidental Congregation. The backstory on the Temple Montefiore Marker. (Submitted on May 25, 2019, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2019, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 25, 2019, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.