Temple Zion and School (NRIS 78000123)

Address: 320 N. Durkee St. and 309 E. Harris St., Appleton, Wisconsin. County/parish: Outagamie.

2 contributing buildings.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places September 18, 1978.

Also known as:

  • Outagamie County Historical Society
  • The History Workshop

From Wikipedia:

Temple Zion and School
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.In 1978, the temple and school were added to the National Register of Historic Places. (read more...)


  • Ashman, Henry G.
  • Hove, Charles

Architectural styles:

  • Stick/Eastlake

Significant persons associated with this site:

  • Multiple

National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/78000123