Temple Zion and School

Coordinates: 44°15′53″N 88°24′09″W / 44.26474°N 88.40246°W / 44.26474; -88.40246
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Temple Zion and School
Temple Zion and School
Location320 N. Durkee St. and 309 E. Harris St.
Appleton, Wisconsin
Coordinates44°15′53″N 88°24′09″W / 44.26474°N 88.40246°W / 44.26474; -88.40246
ArchitectCharles Hove
Architectural styleStick/Eastlake
NRHP reference No.78000123
Added to NRHPSeptember 18, 1978

The Temple Zion and School are located in Appleton, Wisconsin. According to a plaque outside the building, Houdini's father, Rabbi Mayer Samuel Weiss, helped plan the temple, which was "built with the financial support of many in Appleton regardless of their religion or background." Author Edna Ferber worshipped there.[1]

In 1978, the temple and school were added to the National Register of Historic Places.[2]

Commemorative plaque outside Temple Zion


  1. ^ Commemorative plaque sponsored by the City of Appleton and the Outagamie Museum.
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010. Retrieved November 13, 2014.