Congregation Montefiore Synagogue
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 40° 45.680 W 111° 52.932
12T E 425538 N 4512637
Quick Description: During its over 100 year life the Congregation Montefiore Synagogue has been affiliated with several different religions. Built by the Jews in 1903, restored by an Assemblies of God group, and now occupied by an Antiochian Orthodox Church.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 9/17/2010 10:14:04 AM
Waymark Code: WM9Q4A
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member hobbycachegirl
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Long Description:
The plaque is inscribed:
Congregation Montefiore

This Synagogue was constructed in 1903 at a cost of $9,000, and was one of only 4 synagogues built in Utah during the 19th and early 20th centuries. It was designed by prominent Utah architect Carl Neuhausen. The building's exotic style results from an eclectic mix of architectural elements, including Byzantine columns at the entry, Moorish arches in the towers, onion-shaped domes, and round-arched windows throughout. The Congregation Montefiore was established in 1895 by a conservative group within Salt Lake City's Jewish community. This Synagogue served as its home for over 70 years. The building was purchased in the fall of 1987 by Metro-Fellowship, a Christian Church affiliated with Assemblies of God, and renovated by volunteers under the direction of Pastors James Schaedler and Jack Perry.
Marker Name: Congregation Montefiore Synagogue

Marker Type: City

County: Salt Lake

City: Salt Lake City

Group Responsible for Placement: Utah State Historical Society

Marker Number: 892

Web link(s) for additional information:
http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/Text/85001395.pdf


Addtional Information: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

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