Temple Israel Cemetery (Wakefield, Massachusetts)

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Temple Israel Cemetery
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Temple Israel Cemetery (Wakefield, Massachusetts) is located in Massachusetts
Temple Israel Cemetery (Wakefield, Massachusetts)
Temple Israel Cemetery (Wakefield, Massachusetts) is located in the US
Temple Israel Cemetery (Wakefield, Massachusetts)
Location Wakefield, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°30′33″N 71°4′49″W / 42.50917°N 71.08028°W / 42.50917; -71.08028Coordinates: 42°30′33″N 71°4′49″W / 42.50917°N 71.08028°W / 42.50917; -71.08028
Architect Unknown
MPS Wakefield MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP July 6, 1989

Temple Israel Cemetery is a historic Jewish cemetery on North Avenue in Wakefield, Massachusetts. The cemetery was established by the Temple Israel congregation of Boston in 1859. Unlike the adjacent Lakeside Cemetery, whose landscape is of winding paths, this cemetery is laid out in a rectilinear grid. Stones are somewhat uniform in their content, often listing places of birth and death. Markers placed early in the cemetery's history are predominantly marble, while many of those placed in the 20th century are granite or limestone. The cemetery's most notable burial is that of Rabbi Joshua Liebman.[2]

The cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Temple Israel Cemetery". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-02-09.