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12 May 2014

Temple Emanu-el, Helena, Montana

While currently home to offices of the Catholic Diocese of Helena, the cornerstone of this stalwart structure laid in 1890 anchored the first Jewish temple between St. Paul, MN, and Portland, OR.
Despite significant modifications in the 1930s, the Hebrew date 5651 still graces the cornerstone as testament to its
legacy. More visible from the sidewalk, a National Register of Historic Places plaque entices the curious passerby to pause and learn.
Click here to read more history of this enduring piece of Montana’s capitol city and view the architectural changes from its original construction.

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