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Exterior view of the African Meetinghouse, Boston, Mass., 1935

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Title:
Exterior view of the African Meetinghouse, Boston, Mass., 1935
Description:
A sign in Hebrew letters and in English on the wall of the African Meetinghouse, located on Smith Court in Boston Massachusetts, indicates that the building is the synagogue of the Congregation Libavitz. "At the end of the 19th century, when the black community began to migrate from the West End to the South End and Roxbury, the building was sold to a Jewish congregation. It served as a synagogue until it was acquired by the Museum of African American History in 1972" (Museum of African American History website). A cat sits on the wall facing the sidewalk.
Photographer:
Haskell, Arthur C. (Arthur Cushman), 1890-1968
Date:
1935
Format:
Photographs
Genre:
photographs
black-and-white prints (photographs)
Location:
Historic New England
Collection (local):
PC001: General photographic collection
Subjects:
religious buildings
synagogues (buildings)
meeting houses (religious buildings)
exterior views
African Americans
Smith Court (Boston, Mass.)
Jews United States
Architectural photography
Congregation Libavitz
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)BostonBeacon Hill
African Meetinghouse (Boston, Mass.)
Extent:
1 photographic print : black-and-white
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Terms of Use:
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Identifier:
196562
Call #:
PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.7300.002