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Historical NameSharre Shomaim (Gates of Heaven Synagogue)

Year Built1863
Building TypeSynagogue

AddressJames Madison Historic Park

Current NameThe Old Synagogue, used as rental meeting hall

Name of Builder 1AugustKutzbock

Name of Builder 2

Name of Builder 3

ListingNational Register of Historic Places, 12/29/70

State Historic Marker, 12/17/70

DescriptionOne story wooden Victorian Eclectic style building.

StyleVictorian Eclectic

Bibliography"When Moving the Structure Saves the Synagogue," Inspired; Vol. 9, Number 1, Spring, 1994.

[Adas Israel Synagogue - Washington DC, Shaare Shomain - Madison WI, Temple Beth Israel,

Beth Sholom]

SignificanceAs the oldest existing Jewish House of worship in Madison it was moved in 1971 from its

original site to the James Madison Park to prevent its demolition.

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