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Laying Corner Stone at Jewish Home for the Aged 1927

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In 1927, a committee appointed to find a site for the Jewish Home for the Aged recommended purchasing the land and buildings between 142 and 164 North Street in Portland. $500 was deposited to seal the deal. Groundbreaking ceremonies were held on November 16, 1928 and the cornerstone was laid on January 13, 1929 in the presence of Governor William Tudor Gardiner. The doors opened with only one resident and increased to 7 the following year. The peak was reached in 1945 with 35 residents and in 1950 they broke ground for an additional wing. #jewishhistory #mainehistory #jewishmaine #jewishhomefortheaged #portlandmaine #munjoyhill

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