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Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Congregation B'nai Israel Synagogue

 
 
Congregation B'nai Israel Synagogue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, July 8, 2012
1. Congregation B'nai Israel Synagogue Marker
Inscription. Erected in 1870. Cultural and religious center for 85 years. Second oldest temple in Texas. Converted to Masonic Temple in 1953.

Henry Cohen, rabbi from 1888-1950, was noted advisor and beloved humanitarian to the entire city.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1967

 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Comittee. (Marker Number 8237.)
 
Location. 29° 18.097′ N, 94° 47.467′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is at the intersection of 22nd Street and Sealy Avenue, on the right when traveling north on 22nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 822 22nd Street, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Galveston Movement (a few steps from this marker); Trinity Protestant Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eaton Memorial Chapel (about 400 feet away); The Rosenberg Library (about 500 feet away); Confederate Mariner: Leon Smith (about 500 feet away); The Rt. Rev. Monsignor James Martin Kirwin
Congregation B'nai Israel Synagogue image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, July 8, 2012
2. Congregation B'nai Israel Synagogue
(about 600 feet away); [Galveston County] 1901-1965 (about 600 feet away); Galveston in the Republic of Texas (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
 
Also see . . .
1. Article in the Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on July 10, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. Go Here to See How it Looked Originally. Much of the fine detail has been removed from the building, resulting in the bland facade seen today. (Submitted on July 10, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Fraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 399 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 10, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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