Details for Temple Beth-El (Atlas Number 5349011642)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5349011642


Marker Number 11642
Atlas Number 5349011642
Marker Title Temple Beth-El
Index Entry Temple Beth-El
Address 208 S. 15th St.
City Corsicana
County Navarro
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 738970
UTM Northing 3553111
Subject Codes Jewish topics; churches
Marker Year 1981
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text 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 Historic Landmark - 1981