Sale of the Lot on Ammon Street

The first part of the deed of sale for the lot on Ammon street. Click to enlarge. The synagogue's copy of this deed is not preserved i the archives.

The first part of the deed of sale for the lot on Ammon street. Click to enlarge. The synagogue’s copy of this deed is not preserved i the archives.

On 7/11/1913, the congregation sold the lot where the first synagogue stood to Mary A. Gilluly for $2300.  You can read the full deed in this PDF.  Representing the congregation in this deal were Joseph Lasdusky and Bernhard Hepps.

8/8/1913: Synagogue Property is Sold

8/8/1913: Synagogue Property is Sold

The deal was reported in the Homestead paper on 8/8/1913.

Synagogue Property is Sold

The Synagogue property on Ammon street near Eighth avenue was sold yesterday by the Homestead Hebrew congregation, through the real estate office C.R. Hobson, to Mrs. Mary A. Gilluly, of Ammon street, for a consideration of $2,300 cash. The congregation was represented in the sale by Joseph Lasdusky, president, and Bernard Hipps (sic), secretary. The property fronts 23 feet on Ammon street, running back 110 feet, and has on it a large building. The price is considered very reasonable. The congregation is erected a new synagogue on Tenth avenue and will have no further use of the property.

In November Mrs. Gilluly announced she was having the building remodeled into apartments!  But during the preceding months, judging by the financial records and newspaper articles, it seems as though they were paying her monthly rent of $12.50 to continue using the old shul, since the new building wasn’t yet ready. 1

11/20/1913: Flats on Ammon Street

11/20/1913: Flats on Ammon Street


  1. MSS #107, Box 4, Cash book Vol. 1; payments 9/7, 10/5, 11/21/1913  

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