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Bangor in Penobscot County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Site of First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in Maine

 
 
Site of First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in Maine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 30, 2017
1. Site of First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in Maine Marker
Inscription.  
Site of First Permanent
Jewish House of Worship
in the State of Maine

Congregation Beth Israel, 1897

 
Erected 2001 by Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation, Bangor Jewish Community.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation. series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1897.
 
Location. 44° 48.464′ N, 68° 46.299′ W. Marker is in Bangor, Maine, in Penobscot County. Marker is on Center Street south of Garland Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 Center Street, Bangor ME 04401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Norumbega Parkway (approx. 0.3 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hersey Memorial Building (Old Bangor City Hall) Bell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hannibal Hamlin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Saltonstall's Naval Fleet Gun
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); A Place of Meeting (approx. 0.4 miles away); Samuel de Champlain (approx. 0.4 miles away); Spanish Bronze Cannon (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bangor.
 
Also see . . .
1. Congregration Beth Israel 1897. Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation website entry (Submitted on February 28, 2011.) 

2. Congregation Beth Israel, Bangor ME History. Congregation website entry (Submitted on November 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Additional keywords. Jewish American History
 
Site of First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in Maine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jerry Klinger
2. Site of First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in Maine Marker
An Artist's Rendition of the Original Building image. Click for full size.
3. An Artist's Rendition of the Original Building
Site of First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in Maine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 30, 2017
4. Site of First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in Maine Marker
The building is currently used as the Chevra Kadisha, or Jewish funeral home.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 24, 2011, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,107 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2, 3. submitted on February 27, 2011, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida.   4. submitted on November 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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