Touro Synagogue in Newport, R.I., has been named as the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s first religious historic site. Completed during the 1760’s by descendants of Jews who had fled the Spanish and Portugese Inquisitions, Touro was the first synagogue built in the United States. The Georgian-style synagogue, which still has an active congregation, will retain ownership of the site.
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