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Historic Temple Beth-El

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1900; 1987 restored, Raiford Stripling. 208 S. 15th St.
  • Miniature of the Synagogue era 1900 (Ron Maxfield)
  • Miniature of the Synagogue era 1900 (Ron Maxfield)

The most striking features of this symmetrical, wooden building are the twin towers, which transition in shape from square to octagonal, and each topped by an onion-shaped dome. This is one of the few remaining historic synagogues in Texas. After the congregation declined in size during the late twentieth century, the Navarro County Historical Society acquired the building in 1982, restoring it as a community center.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Historic Temple Beth-El", [Corsicana, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019, 81-81.

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