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Site of the First Jewish Synagogue owned by a Congregation on the Pacific Coast
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 38° 34.722 W 121° 29.906
10S E 630794 N 4271094
Quick Description: California Registered Historical Landmark #654
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 2/29/2008 8:51:53 AM
Waymark Code: WM397V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member WalruZ
Views: 26

Long Description:
The building that stood on this site was prefabricated in Baltimore and 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.
Marker Number: 654.00

Marker Name: SITE OF THE FIRST JEWISH SYNAGOGUE OWNED BY A CONGREGATION ON THE PACIFIC COAST

County: Sacramento

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 10/26/1958

Location:
In sidewalk, 7th St between Capitol and L, Sacramento


Website: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Feel free to post a picture of you at the landmark site, but a photo is not required to log a visit.
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