Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Vine Street Temple

Marker ID: NHC 85
Location: at the intersection of Commerce St and 7th Ave. N, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 09.660    W 086° 46.901
  36.161    -86.78168333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM7NDA


Nashville’s Jewish community began in the 1840’s. Mary early families were immigrants fleeing oppression in Germany, Russia, and Poland. Completed in 1876, the Vine Street Temple, with nine Byzantine domes, was Nashville’s first synagogue, for 80 years a symbol of the city’s strong Jewish presence. In 1955, the Reform congregation moved to West Nashville where it and other Jewish congregations continue today.