Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise and the Plum Street Temple
This historic synagogue symbolizes the work of one of the most important figures in nineteenth-century American Jewry, Isaac Mayer Wise (1819-1900). The Bohemian-born rabbi's many achievements include the establishment of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations in 1873, Hebrew Union College in 1875, and the Central Conference of American Rabbis in 1889. Wise's leadership made Cincinnati a center for Reform Judaism in America. The Plum Street Temple, designed by Cincinnati architect James Keys Wilson and built in 1865-1866 for the B'nai Yeshurun congregation during Wise's tenure, is one of the best-preserved Moorish Revival buildings in the United States. It was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1975.
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 41-31.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 6.232′ N, 84° 31.113′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of Plum Street (U.S. 27/42) and 8th Street, on the left when traveling south on Plum Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 720 Plum Street, Cincinnati OH 45202, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. George Washington Williams (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wiltsee Undertaker (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fuldner Mortuary (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gaines High School / Peter H. Clark (approx. ¼ mile away); Piatt Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Cincinnati Fire Fighters (approx. ¼ mile away); Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (approx. ¼ mile away); First National Correctional Congress / Declaration of Principles of 1870 (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cincinnati.
Also see . . . Isaac M. Wise Temple History. (Submitted on November 4, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 4, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,100 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on November 4, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 9. submitted on May 30, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.