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Washington Avenue Temple


Washington Avenue Temple

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a.k.a. Jewish Temple

100 Washington Ave
Evansville, IN

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1903 Synagogue is built
1925 Destroyed by fire and rebuilt
1980 Temple consolidates and moves, building sold to Patchwork Central
1983 Fire destroys building leaving only tower


Northeast corner of Washington Ave and 6th St
District: Washington
Latitude: 37.963115679367
Longitude: -87.563830018044
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100 100-4 Synagogue was built 1903. B'Nai israel Congregation moves into the temple from old building downtown. collegiate gothic 1919 fire 1925 fire breaks out but rebuilt called Jewish temple in some older photos

In 1980 faces dwindling attendance, congregation merges with Adath Israel, moving to synagogue on outer Washington Ave. The building is sold to Patchwork Central (founded 1977) shortly before it was destroyed by fire, except for the tower at left fire that started in bakery destroyed most of structure decided to rebuild newer commercial building built, but spared the tower as a monument to the past

See also Churches / Religion Washington district

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