Kahl Montgomery/Catoma Street Church of Christ

Kahl Montgomery/Catoma Street Church of Christ (HM1CNO)

Location: Montgomery, AL 36104 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 22.469', W 86° 18.682'

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Kahl Montgomery

Jewish citizens organized in 1846; Kahl (Congregation) Montgomery chartered April 12, 1852. New Orleans philanthropist Judah Touro willed $2,000 as nucleus for temple building fund. Property acquired 1858. Philadelphia architect John Stewart designed Romanesque Revival edifice. Interior followed traditional plan with separate seating for men and women. Ark, which contained Torah Scroll, remains visible. Building dedicated 1862; named Beth-Or (House of Light) 1874. Members worshiped here until building of Clayton Street Temple in 1902. Congregation moved to Narrow Lane Road in 1961.
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Catoma Street Church of Christ
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Churches of Christ in America grew from movement to return to Apostolic Christianity. This congregation organized 1881 under the leadership of educator and minister J.M. Barnes who had earlier founded churches, the Strata Academy, and Highland Home College south of Montgomery. Worshipers met first in Court House then in small church on Herron Street. This building purchased for $7,500 in 1901 as Jewish congregation prepared for move to new Clayton Street temple. "Eye of God" window in auditorium painted for Kahl Montgomery by Annie J. Smith, later a founding member of this church.
Year Placed1993
Placed ByThe Alabama Historical Association
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 12:15am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 564780 N 3582154
Decimal Degrees32.37448333, -86.31136667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.469', W 86° 18.682'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 28.14" N, 86° 18' 40.92" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 Catoma St, Montgomery AL 36104, US
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