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Touro Synagogue, founded in 1828 in New Orleans, was the first synagogue outside of the 13 original colonies and the sixth oldest synagogue in the country.  It is the result of a re-merger between two congregations, Congregation Gates of Mercy and Congregation Dispersed of Judah. Congregation Gates of Mercy was founded in 1828; Congregation Dispersed of Judah) in 1846. The two congregations reunited in 1881. The current sanctuary at 4238 Saint Charles Ave. was dedicated on January 1, 1909.

Touro Synagogue, founded in 1828 in New Orleans, was the first synagogue outside of the 13 original colonies and the sixth oldest synagogue in the country. It is the result of a re-merger between two congregations, Congregation Gates of Mercy and Congregation Dispersed of Judah. Congregation Gates of Mercy was founded in 1828; Congregation Dispersed of Judah) in 1846. The two congregations reunited in 1881. The current sanctuary at 4238 Saint Charles Ave. was dedicated on January 1, 1909.

Stand in Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church's choir loft, the birthplace of gospel music, at Open House Chicago 2017.

Stand in Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church's choir loft, the birthplace of gospel music, at Open House Chicago

St. Adalbert Church at 1650 W. 17th St. was completed in 1914. The parish was organized in 1874 to serve the Polish community. The architect Henry J. Schlacks modeled the twin towers and copper domes after St. Paul’s Basilica in Rome. The church currently conducts three Sunday services, in Polish, English and Spanish.

St. Adalbert Church at 1650 W. 17th St. was completed in 1914. The parish was organized in 1874 to serve the Polish community. The architect Henry J. Schlacks modeled the twin towers and copper domes after St. Paul’s Basilica in Rome. The church currently conducts three Sunday services, in Polish, English and Spanish.

Congregation Anshe Sfard in New Orleans was founded by Hasidic Jews from Lithuania and today is Modern Orthodox. The synagogue at 2230 Carondelet St. was completed in 1925.

Congregation Anshe Sfard in New Orleans was founded by Hasidic Jews from Lithuania and today is Modern Orthodox. The synagogue at 2230 Carondelet St. was completed in

St. James Roman Catholic Church, E. 29th St. and S. Wabash Ave., July 2013. The church, completed in 1888, is being demolished despite protests from preservationists.

James Roman Catholic Church, E., July The church, completed in is being demolished despite protests from preservationists.

Sandra Bullock's house at 2627 Coliseum St. It's said she spends little time here.

Sandra Bullock's house at 2627 Coliseum St. It's said she spends little time here.

The Bloomingdale Arts Building - FREDERICK J. NACHMAN

The Bloomingdale Arts Building sheds its anti-gentrification mission

Most People Don’t Realize These 7 Castles Are Hiding In Louisiana

You Will Be Shocked to See These 7 Castles Hiding In Louisiana

Travel Inspiration for Switzerland - Roofs in the old town of Bern, Switzerland are covered by snow on Dec. 2. Heavy snowfalls hit large parts of Central Europe.

Winter wonderland

Snow covered rooftops in the beautiful old city of Bern in Switzerland. saw this in a dream before! also reminds me of harry potter for some reason, even though I've never read the books.

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