The original location for the Hebrew Orthodox Congregation was often referred to as the “Taylor Street Shul.” The congregation was organized in 1887 and met in various locations, including the home of Louis Feldman at what is now 720 Western Avenue. The congregation moved from an old kosher meat market in 1916 when the group purchased this building, which was originally an old house.
The congregation worshipped here from 1922 through 1970 when they relocated to South High Street. This building is now the Sweet Home Baptist Church. You can see the two Stars of David and the Hebrew lettering still survive.
Thanks to Indiana Humanities for awarding us a grant for this project and to all the volunteers who helped put this together (especially past and present community members who agreed to tell us their stories).