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Springhill Avenue Temple Congregation

Sha'Arai Shomayim Umaskil El Dol

 

—(The Gates of Heaven and the Society of the Friends of the Needy) —

 
Springhill Avenue Temple Congregation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
1. Springhill Avenue Temple Congregation Marker
Inscription. Organized in Mobile on January 29, 1844, this Reform Jewish Congregation is the oldest in Alabama and one of the oldest in the United States. Members met in homes until December 27, 1846, when the St. Emanuel Street Temple was dedicated. The Congregation soon out grew this structure and built a new Temple on Jackson Street which was consecrated March 10, 1853. They worshipped there until 1907, when a new edifice was erected at the corner of Government and Warren Streets. Continued growth led to the construction of the present building which was dedicated September 5, 1955. Incorporated into the design of this structure are architectural and decorative elements preserved from the Congregation's earlier houses of worship.
 
Location. 30° 41.506′ N, 88° 4.974′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is on Springhill Avenue east of Silverwood Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1769 Springhill Avenue, Mobile AL 36607, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Mitchell Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vernon Z. Crawford Law Firm (approx. 1.1 miles away); Dunbar/Central High School
The Springhill Avenue Temple image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
2. The Springhill Avenue Temple
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Christopher First Johnson House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Dr. James A. Franklin (approx. 1.2 miles away); Michael Donald (approx. 1.2 miles away); Catholic Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Dave Patton (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
 
Regarding Springhill Avenue Temple Congregation. In October of 1952, Government Street Temple was deconsecrated. The congregation worshipped in Government Street Presbyterian Church and Dauphin Way United Methodist Church, until Spring Hill Avenue Temple was completed in 1955.
 
Also see . . .  Springhill Avenue Temple history. (Submitted on December 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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View from marker looking east on Springhill Avenue. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
3. View from marker looking east on Springhill Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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