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St Thomas Synagogue

  • Also Known As: Beracha Veshalom Vegemiluth Hasadim also The Synagogue

  • Address: Crystal Gade 16AB, Queens Quarters
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

Saint Thomas Synagogue, built in 1833, is the second-oldest synagogue and longest in continuous use now under the American flag. The synagogue, fourth on its site, was built to house a congregation founded in 1796 by Sephardic Jews who had come to the Caribbean Basin to finance trade between Europe and the New World. The congregation reached its zenith in the mid-19th century, declined in the late 19th and early 20th centuries with the fortunes of the Danish Virgin Islands, and grew again in the late 20th century. - NPS



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event

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Particulars for St Thomas Synagogue:
Sight Category Building
Architectural Style Gothic Revival
Architectural Style Greek Revival
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance National
Owner Private
Area of Significance Religion
Historic Use Religious Property

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 97001270
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architectural Style: Greek revival, Gothic revival
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Religion
Applicable Criteria: Event
Criteria Consideration: Religious property
Significant Year: 1833
Historic Function: Religion
Historic Sub-Function: Religious structure
Current Function: Religion
Current Sub-Function: Religious structure

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