July 13, 1884

Land sold for $1.00 to Congregation Israel by Horace Tabor.

 

August 7, 1884

Committee meets to contract the construction of building.

The building is built in xx days for a cost of $4000.

 

Friday, September 19, 1884

Temple Israel building dedicated during Rosh Hashanah 5645.

1912

Last known recorded event, a wedding, at Temple Israel.

1894

Temple Israel building in 1894

February 18, 1878

Leadville incorporates into an official town with Horace Tabor elected as Mayor.

1937

After sitting vacant for many years, Steve Malin purchases the previous Temple Israel building and converts it to a residence in the back and a radiator repair shop in the front.

Early 1940s - WWII

The front half of the building, previously the radiator repair shop, becomes dorm housing for local miners.

1955

Saint George Episcopal Church across the street acquires the building to use it as a vicarage.

1966

The building changes hands again and is converted to a four unit apartment complex.

1971, 1980, 1985

The building is sold three more times  between the early 1970s and the mid 1980s with various changes made to the building.

1987

Temple Israel Foundation is incorporated with a mission "to acquire, historically rehabilitate, and maintain" the Temple Israel building.

1992

Temple Israel Foundation purchases the Temple Israel building.

2001

Front façade of Temple Israel building is restored to look of late 1800s.

2006

An electrical fire causes extensive damage to the building rendering the apartments uninhabitable.

2008

After nearly two years, the Temple Israel building is fully restored.

2012

The Temple Israel building becomes a museum open to the public with its first permanent exhibition documenting Leadville's frontier Jewish history.

1892

Orthodox members split off to form Kneseth Israel. They meet in homes until a building is secured.

 

1893

Orthodox Jews purchase the Presbyterian church building on 119 W 5th Street.

1937

The old Presbyterian Church and Orthodox Synagogue building is demolished.

19??

The previous Presbyterian Church changed ownership in 1893 and became  an orthodox synagogue.

(Exact date of this photo is unknown.)

1929

Temple Israel as it looked in 1929 as an empty building.

1964

Temple Israel as it looked in 1964 when Saint George Episcopal Church used the building as a Vicarage.

1995

Temple Israel as it looked in 1995 before any restoration work was done.

2014

Orthodox members of Kneseth Israel.

2001

Left: Building as it looked just before the front façade restoration.

 

Right: Front façade restoration complete.

2014

Temple Israel today.

Temple Israel Foundation

208 West 8th Street

Leadville, Colorado 80461

303.709.7050

Temple Israel Museum

201 West 4th Street

Leadville, Colorado 80461

longled@longled.cnc.net

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