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First Mill Street Synagogue

August 8, 1730

The First Mill Street Synagogue as depicted in an old print.

The First Mill Street Synagogue as depicted in an old print.

The little synagogue on Mill Street was consecrated on the seventh day of Passover, April 8, 1730. It was the first structure designed and built to be a synagogue in continental North America. Mill Street is now called South William Street, located in what is now known as the Wall Street section of Lower Manhattan.  

Twenty First Street Cemetery

In August of 1829, Shearith Israel’s third cemetery was consecrated.  It was located on Twenty First Street just west of Sixth Avenue

1829
Seventieth Street Synagogue
1897