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

Temple Beth-El

 
 
Temple Beth-El Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2012
1. Temple Beth-El Marker
Inscription. The earliest Jewish settlers in Corsicana arrived in 1871, the year rail lines were built to the area. In 1898 a group of reformed Jews established Temple Beth-El. Two years later they built this house of worship, which features two distinctive octagonal towers with onion-shaped domes. Corsicana's Jewish residents have made many significant contributions to the city's growth and development, and the Temple now serves as a reminder of their rich heritage. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1981
 
Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11642.)
 
Location. 32° 5.402′ N, 96° 28.118′ W. Marker is in Corsicana, Texas, in Navarro County. Marker is on South 15th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located between West 6th and West 7th Avenues. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 South 15th Street, Corsicana TX 75110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birthsite of Beauford H. Jester (1893-1949) (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church of Corsicana (about 400 feet away); Johnson-McCammon House (about 500 feet away); St. John's Episcopal Church
Temple Beth-El and Marker, right of door, seen along South 15th Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2012
2. Temple Beth-El and Marker, right of door, seen along South 15th Street
The Corsicana Jewish community dates from 1871; while there are few Jewish residents of Corsicana today, the Historical Society has restored the 1898 Moorish Revival Temple Beth-El, Corsicana, now used as a community center.
(about 600 feet away); Samuel Wistar Johnson, M. D. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Corsicana Public Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Methodist Church (approx. mile away); Magnolia Cannon (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corsicana.
 
Regarding Temple Beth-El. National Register of Historic Places:
Temple Beth-El (added 1987 - - #86003687)
208 South Fifteenth Street , Corsicana
♦ Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
♦ Architectural Style: Other, Exotic Revival
♦ Area of Significance: Architecture
♦ Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899
♦ Owner: Local , Private
♦ Historic Function: Religion
♦ Historic Sub-function: Religious Structure
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 220 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 13, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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