Keeping up with past and present happenings in a remarkable small town.
Lived here all my life and never knew this existed.
Evidently, you are neither Jewish nor dead.
I didn't know this existed either. Interesting that the original synogague was in the West End--we lived on Fourth Avenue and the building that housed the Nazarene Church then on Fifth Avenue had been the First Synogague.
This is a lovely serene spot that is the final resting place of many of Butler's community builders and leaders. Thanks for including this in your blog.
Does anyone know the years that the synagogue on Fifth Avenue was in use? Also, when was the synagogue on N. Main St. built? My mother had told me that the synagogue used to be on Fifth Ave., but I could not find any other information about it.
I attended that Nazerene Church at 201 Fifth Avenue until about 1977. As a child I remember seeing some remnants of the Synagogue in the basement of the Church.
only a vague recollection but i think the property on N. Main Street was purchased by the Butler Jewish community about 1951-52.
The move began about 1950 when the Jewish community bought the Reiber stone mansion on the corner of East Fulton and North Main. They evidently sold it unfortunately to Nationwide Insurance who torn down this beautiful house. The house was similar to the existing Reiber mansion on North Main Street across from Fisher's Service Station.
My great uncles Nathan and Harry Daly, brothers of my grandfather Leon Daly, lived in Butler for many years and a few people in the town still remember them. Early on in my genealogy research, I visited the Jewish cemetery in Butler. My great uncle Jacob Daly is also buried there, as are my great aunts Frieda Feldstein and Sarah London.
Yes, I remember their home at the corner of McKean and Pearl. Always so well kept up.
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