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Sat Oct 19, 2019, 03:25 AM

This Illinois Synagogue Can Be Yours For $150,000

B’nai Sholom temple has stood on a quiet, tree-lined street in Quincy, Illinois, for almost 150 years.

But the historic Jewish synagogue — one of the oldest in the state — could soon be reduced to rubble.

The temple has sat empty since May, after its dwindling congregation was forced to confront a difficult reality: The members had to sell the building because they could no longer afford to maintain it. While they’re holding out hope that another religious organization will purchase the temple and preserve it, they’re preparing for the worst.

The synagogue, which features massive stained-glass windows and detailed brickwork, was built not long after the Civil War. Construction began in 1869 — the same year the transcontinental railroad was completed.


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GeoWilliam750 Oct 19 #1

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Sat Oct 19, 2019, 05:03 AM

1. I wish them every success in finding people who will fill the building with as much love

As it has been filled with for the last 150 years.

It would be even better if they could continue to use it as a synagogue.

In every case...

Very best wishes

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