Recognition / Aug. 7, 2013

Old Jewish Cemetery in Savannah documented by Wiza, Stephens

Graduate students Elizabeth Wiza (M.F.A., historic preservation, 2013) and Kate Stephens (M.F.A., historic preservation, 2013) were involved in careful examination, photo and digital documentation of the deteriorating features of the Old Jewish Cemetery in Savannah and presented findings to members of the board of Temple Mickve Israel. Established in 1735, the congregation is the third oldest Jewish congregation in the United States and the cemetery serves as an important document in Savannah’s historic urban landscape.

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