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Unknown Builder

Location:

Congregation Beth Israel
East 11th and Trinity Sts.
Austin, TX 78701 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 68762

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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 17, 2021.
Rev. Dr. Van Herd on July 17, 2021:

Building razed long ago.

We received the most recent update for this note from Rev. Dr. Van Herd on July 17, 2021.

Rev. Dr. Van Herd on July 17, 2021:

The presence of an organ here is known only through one old newspaper account that speaks of the old synagogue building being vandalized by vagrants in the mid-20th century after the present synagogue was erected at 3901 Shoal Creek Blvd. The account stated the building was broken into "and the organ pipes looted;" therefore, it is inferred that the organ was abandoned when the congregation moved.

We received the most recent update for this note from Rev. Dr. Van Herd on July 17, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Temple exterior: Photograph by Neal Douglass - https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth63045/, submitted by Rev. Dr. Van Herd. Taken approx. 1949

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