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CityPort GibsonStateMS

Historical NameTemple Gemiluth Chessed

Year Built1892
Building Type

AddressChurch Street

Current Namemuseum

Name of Builder 1Bartlett & BudemeyerCompany

Name of Builder 2J.F.Barnes

Name of Builder 3

ListingNational Register, 1979, as an element of the Market Street-Suburb St. Mary Historic District

DescriptionA small building with an eclectic combination of Moorish, Byzantine, and Romanesque

elements to give it its distinct flavor.


BibliographyKenneth, Hoffman, (1991). "The Jews of Port Gibson, MS: A History of Temple Gemiluth

Chassed," Research Paper; Sumer, 1991.

Douglas, Ed Polk, (1974). Architecture in Clairborne County Mississippi: A Selective Guide.

(1974). [Temple Gemiluth Chassed].

SignificanceThe only example of this unique architecture in the state. The congregation still maintains the

old Jewish cemetery which dates back to the 1840s.

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