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Property Name Sons of Israel Synagogue
Reference Number 13000427
State Indiana
County St. Joseph
Town South Bend
Street Address 420 S. William Street
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 6/25/2013
Areas of Significance Architecture, Ethnic Heritage: Other - Jewish, Religion
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The Sons of Israel Synagogue is eligible for the National Register under Criteria A and C. Criterion A is met due to the building's use as an early house of worship for an orthodox congregation composed of a number of Jewish immigrants to the area. Criterion C is met due to the building's unique Romanesque Revival architecture with its congregants' ethnic roots reflected in its details and styling. The Areas of Significance attributed to the building are Architecture, Ethnic Heritage, and Religion.


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Properties are listed in the National Register of Historic Places under four criteria: A, B, C, and D. For information on what these criterion are and how they are applied, please see our Bulletin on How to Apply the National Register Criteria