462 Maplewood Avenue
March 22, 2014
I didn't realize until today that 462 Maplewood is of historic interest far beyond the sign.
I knew that Beth Samuel Congregation once not only had a synagogue at 463 Maplewood Avenue, now the location of the Maple Restaurant, but also that during the 1920s, the congregation had met in a building on the opposite side of Maplewood. But I didn't realize until working on the upcoming "Church/synagogue" list on my Ambridge List of Lists that it was in that building, 462 Maplewood.
|462 Maplewood Avenue|
Google Street view
And what's more, before Beth Samuel, the building was home to the Ambridge Library.
How many other ordinary looking Ambridge buildings have we walked or driven by, not realizing the importance of their history?