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Title:
168 Archibald Street: Ohavi Zedek Synagogue
Town:
Burlington
County:
Chittenden
State:
Vermont
Date:
1952
Description:
The Synagogue of the Jewish Congregation, Ahavey Zedeck was the first Jewish synagogue in Burlington, Vermont. Located on the northwest corner of Hyde and Archibald Streets, its original structure is believed to have been built in 1887. The synagogue’s base was an old stone shed and was constructed as a small white frame building with acute Puritan lines of architecture. It was a cellarless one story structure with a high pitched roof, and tall windows. The ground floor level was only two steps from the street with no lobby or foyer, allowing congregants to directly step into the house of worship. The main entrance was in the middle of the right wall on the Hyde Street side and was slightly to the rear of the bimah (which is the raised platform in the middle of the synagogue.) There was additional entrance from Archibald Street into the classroom which ran the entire width of the building. Crudely constructed from a double trapped door opening in the floor was the mikvah (women’s ritual bath). This photo was taken at later spelled Ohavi Zedek, this synagogue changed very little until 1902, when the building was renovated. During this time, the building was faced with bricks, and a balcony was added. A modern mikva was installed. The renovations were modeled after the old St. Stephens church in Winooski (without the steeple.) This Synagogue was structured in the form of Gothic Revival. The building has with crisp lines, distinctively pointed arched windows and door, a single chimney, and a steep vaulted roof. The structure is still directly off of the main dirt road. A single tree hides the fourth window facing Hyde Street. There are also two small shrubs.
Filename:
LS13363_000.jpg
Size:
2548 x 1925 pixels; 2751677 bytes
Original Filename:
DSC00701.JPG
GPS Location:
44.48788 N latitude, 73.20666 W longitude
Keywords:
Buildings; Chimneys; Cities and towns; City trees; Culture; Deciduous; Forests and Plants; Foundations; Human Constructs; Landscapes; Living Things; Nature; Plants; Roads; Shrubs; Sidewalks; Synagogues; Trees; Wooden-frame buildings;
Source:
Archibald Street Sign
Submitted By:
Renya Parnes
Submitted On:
2008-05-06
Original Media:
Digital Photograph
Times viewed:
51593
Title:
168 Archibald Street: Ohavi Zedek Synagogue
Town:
Burlington
County:
Chittenden
State:
Vermont
Date:
1900?
Description:
On the property an additional structure is visible on the rear western part of the lot, closest to Hyde Street. It is a small rectangular colonial style building with a chimney in the center to maintain warmth. There has been a wooden framed fence in place on the perimeter of Archibald and Hyde. A paved road and sidewalk are apparent, in addition to telephone wires and a street sign. The single tree and shrubbery are no longer present. An additional pipe has been installed between the second and third windows facing Hyde Street.
Filename:
LS13363_002.jpg
Size:
2599 x 1976 pixels; 2953831 bytes
Original Filename:
DSC00711.JPG
GPS Location:
44.48788 N latitude, 73.20666 W longitude
Keywords:
Asphalt cement; Buildings; Change; Chimneys; Cities and town--Growth; Cities and towns; City trees; Culture; Deciduous; Electric lines--Poles and towers; Forests and Plants; Human Constructs; Land subdivision; Landscapes; Living Things; Nature; Outbuildings; Pavements; Roads; Roads,Paved; Sidewalks; Streets; Synagogues; Traffic signs and signals; Trees;
Source:
Myron Samuelson
Photographer:
none
Submitted By:
Renya Parnes
Submitted On:
2008-05-09
Original Media:
Photograph
Catalogue Information:
Image from the privately published book, "Jewish Community of Burlington, Vermont by Myron Samuelson, Burlington, Vermont"
Times viewed:
96601
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