Temple Aaron, located a bit east of the Creative District, moves one step closer to finding ever-lasting preservation.
[Excerpts from The Chronicle News, photo credits: The Chronicle News]
Trinidad’s famous Temple Aaron, believed to be the longest continuously operating synagogue west of the Mississippi, has recently been added to the list of Colorado’s Most Endangered Places. This action “breathes hope into the idea that the 128 year old Victorian-Moorish building can be preserved, explains Randy Rubin whose family currently takes care of the building.
Although the temple is currently for sale, the Rubins and other long-time supporters of preserving this amazing piece of history believe that this move will be “a rejuvenation of what we’ve been trying to accomplish in keeping the temple a sacred place and will be an expansion of efforts to continue the temple’s history and Jewish faith.” The temple was built in 1889 (founded in 1883) by Jewish settlers who came to make their fortunes along the Santa Fe Trail.