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Site of the First Jewish Synagogue Owned by a Congregation on the Pacific Coast

 
 
Site of the First Jewish Synagogue Owned by a Congregation on the Pacific Coast Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 31, 2008
1. Site of the First Jewish Synagogue Owned by a Congregation on the Pacific Coast Marker
Inscription. Site of the first Jewish Synagogue owned by a congregation on the Pacific Coast on 7th Street between L and Capital Avenue
(Marker Number 654.)
 
Location. 38° 34.677′ N, 121° 29.947′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 682 Capital Mall, Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Leland Stanford House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jesse M. Unruh State Office Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sacramento Pioneers Society (approx. 0.2 miles away); California Mexican-American War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The California Peace Officers Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pioneer Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); California’s Historic Capitol (approx. ¼ mile away); California State Capitol Park (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Regarding Site of the First Jewish Synagogue Owned by a Congregation on the Pacific Coast. This site has been designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.654.
Statement of Significance:
- The building that stood on this site was prefabricated in Baltimore and
Site of the First Jewish Synagogue Owned by a Congregation on the Pacific Coast Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 31, 2008
2. Site of the First Jewish Synagogue Owned by a Congregation on the Pacific Coast Marker
shipped around Cape Horn in 1849. It originally housed the Methodist Episcopal Church, whose trustees sold the edifice on June 4, 1852 to Alexander Myer, Joseph Levison, and Charles Friedman, Officers of the Association of the Children of Israel (B'nai Israel), to serve as the first synagogue on the Pacific Coast, dedicated on September 3, 1852. The congregation followed the orthodox tradition until 1880, when it became an adherent of reform Judaism.
 
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7th Street image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 31, 2008
3. 7th Street
Looking North toward L Street From Marker.
Site of the Synagogue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,335 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 2, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   2, 3. submitted on January 3, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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