Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise and the Plum Street Temple

Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise and the Plum Street Temple (HMFYZ)

Location: Cincinnati, OH 45202 Hamilton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 6.232', W 84° 31.113'

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This historic synagogue symbolizes the work of one of the most important figures in nineteenth-century American Jewry, Isaac Mayer Wise (1819-1900). The Bohemian-born rabbi's many achievements include the establishment of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations in 1873, Hebrew Union College in 1875, and the Central Conference of American Rabbis in 1889. Wise's leadership made Cincinnati a center for Reform Judaism in America. The Plum Street Temple, designed by Cincinnati architect James Keys Wilson and built in 1865-1866 for the B'nai Yeshurun congregation during Wise's tenure, is one of the best-preserved Moorish Revival buildings in the United States. It was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1975.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number41-31
Year Placed2003
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 10:28am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 714572 N 4331234
Decimal Degrees39.10386667, -84.51855000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 6.232', W 84° 31.113'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 6' 13.92" N, 84° 31' 6.78" W
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Area Code(s)513
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 720 Plum St, Cincinnati OH 45202, US
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