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Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Temple B’nai Sholom

Temple B’nai Sholom Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, June 27, 2009
1. Temple B’nai Sholom Marker
Inscription.  Huntsville's first Jewish citizens arrived during the 1840's. Congregation B'nai Sholom ("Sons of Peace") was founded July 30, 1876 by 32 families.

They affiliated in 1877 with the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, the Reform Movement. Construction of the Temple began in 1898, and it was dedicated on November 26, 1899. Chairman of the Building Committee was Isaac Schiffman. Architecture is primarily of the Romanesque Revival style, with influences of the Renaissance Revival in the west front gable. The Temple was designed by architect R. H. Hunt of Chattanooga. Extensive restoration was completed in 1994. Temple B'nai Sholom is the oldest synagogue in Alabama in continuous use.
Erected 1997 by Alabama Historical Association.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Association series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 30, 1876.
Location. 34° 43.963′ N, 86° 34.999′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker
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is at the intersection of Lincoln Street Southeast and Clinton Avenue East, on the right when traveling north on Lincoln Street Southeast. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 Lincoln Street Southeast, Huntsville AL 35801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Central Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Andrew Jackson (about 500 feet away); Votes for Women (about 500 feet away); Methodism brought into area 1807 First United Methodist Church (about 500 feet away); Feeney-Barber-Stanfield House (about 500 feet away); Old Town Historic District (about 600 feet away); Site of Huntsville Female College (about 600 feet away); Randolph Street Church Of Christ (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
Temple B’nai Sholom & Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, June 27, 2009
2. Temple B’nai Sholom & Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 23, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 911 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 23, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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