Temple Beth-El
Historical Marker
Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas


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Temple Beth-El

The earliest Jewish settlers in Corsicana arrived in 1871, the year rail lines were built to the area. In 1898 a group of reformed Jews established Temple Beth-El. Two years later they built this house of worship, which features two distinctive octagonal towers with onion-shaped domes. Corsicana's Jewish residents have made many significant contributions to the city's growth and development, and the temple now serves as a reminder of their rich heritage.
Recorded Texas Historical Landmark - 1981

Location: 208 South 15th St., Corsicana, Texas



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Dedication Program

Saturday, April 3, 1982 - 1 P.M.

Master of Ceremonies ... J. Forest Green, Chairman Navarro County Historical Committee

Invocation ... Rabbi Earnest Joseph,  Agudas Achim Synagague

Dedicatory Remarks ... James R. Ruth, member N.C.H.S.

Dedication of Marker ... Mrs. Wyvonne Putman, Exceutive Secretary Navarro County Historical Society

Acceptance of Marker ... Jack McFerran, Mayor, City of Corsicana

Unveiling of Marker ... Mrs. Doris Gillen and the historical "Save the Temple" Committee.

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