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Unknown Builder (1870's)

Location:

Greiner House/Radical Methodist Church/Adath (Adas) Synagogue/Seifert Short Folk Art and Doll Museum
113 E. 3rd Street
Madison, IN 47250 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 68676

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Synagogues and other Jewish Houses of Worship
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Rev. Dr. Van Herd on July 06, 2021.
Rev. Dr. Van Herd on July 06, 2021:

In the document "Jefferson County (Jewish) History" we read:

"By the 1870s, there is evidence that that congregation was adapting to Reform Judaism (including working on the Sabbath, purchasing an organ for the synagogue, and the adoption of the Minhag America [American tradition].)"

Reference: https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic-preservation/files/jefferson_jewish.pdf

We received the most recent update for this note from Rev. Dr. Van Herd on July 06, 2021.
Jefferson County (Jewish) History: Open In New Tab Source of knowledge that organ existed here. Found at: https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic-preservation/files/jefferson_jewish.pdf
We received the most recent update for this document from Rev. Dr. Van Herd on July 06, 2021.

HOOSIER ISRAELITES ON THE OHIO-A HISTORY OF MADISON'S INDIANA JEWS: Open In New Tab Cited elsewhere as source of information about Madison synagogue organ.
Document created on 1991-07-01
We received the most recent update for this document from Rev. Dr. Van Herd on July 06, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Building exterior: Photograph by https://www.flickr.com/photos/madisonindiana/8057300937/in/photostream/, submitted by Rev. Dr. Van Herd. Taken on 2012-10-05

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