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Discussion in 'Free Fire Zone' started by Smiley 2.0, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    The one on Broad Street, a couple of blocks up from the bridge? I think I remember reading sometime back that when it was built, it was one of the largest synagogues in the deep south. Selma had quite a large Jewish community, especially for its size and in the south.
     
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    Jeff, it indeed is on Broad, a bit further down and across from the old YMCA which I also attended. It indeed had a large congregation but many of those, my age or younger left for school and few returned.. Selma is struggling as a town and limited opportunities for young people.

    It is a city of beautiful churches, the episcopal Church is a copy of an English country Gothic, sits next to the first Baptist, a French Gothic style, the Methodist and Presbyterians both build fine examples of Romanesque styles, and The Catholics a French Gothic. A history lesson in architecture. .

    Kindly,

    Gaines
     
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