Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Kahl Montgomery/Catoma Street Church of Christ
Jewish citizens organized in 1846; Kahl (Congregation) Montgomery chartered April 12, 1852. New Orleans philanthropist Judah Touro willed $2,000 as nucleus for temple building fund. Property acquired 1858. Philadelphia architect John Stewart designed Romanesque Revival edifice. Interior followed traditional plan with separate seating for men and women. Ark, which contained Torah Scroll, remains visible. Building dedicated 1862; named Beth-Or (House of Light) 1874. Members worshipped here until building of Clayton Street Temple in 1902. Congregation moved to Narrow Lane Road in 1961.
Catoma Street Church of Christ
Erected 1993 by the Alabama Historical Association.
Location. 32° 22.469′ N, 86° 18.682′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Catoma Street and Church Street, on the right when traveling north on Catoma Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Catoma Street, Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ladies Memorial Association (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Judge Frank M. Johnson: Judicial Fairness in the Age of Segregation (about 600 feet away); The Frank M. Johnson, Jr. Federal Building and US Courthouse (about 600 feet away); Civil Rights Freedom Riders (about 700 feet away); Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott (about 700 feet away); Tribute to Montgomery's "Foot Soldiers" (about 800 feet away); Racial Inequality in the United States (about 800 feet away); Lomax House, 1848 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 12, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 436 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on July 25, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 12, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.