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All month long, Engineering will focus on one of the oldest surviving synagogues buildings in the nation, located in Madison.

The City of Madison Engineering Division would like the community to join in celebrating Historic Preservation Month as we focus on the recent restoration work at Gates of Heaven.

Gates of Heaven was built in 1863 and is one of the oldest surviving synagogues in the nation and is located in the James Madison Park, 302 E. Gorham Street, Madison, Wis., 53706. Gates of Heaven is a locally designated landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Throughout May, City Engineering will focus on different parts of the Gates of Heaven restoration work with social media posts and a video highlight. The community can expect unique information they’ve never seen before about the following topics on the City Engineering Facebook and Twitter pages:

May 3: Celebrate Historic Preservation Month with Engineering
May 7: History of Gates of Heaven and its relocation
May 14: Exterior restoration: brick
May 21: Exterior restoration: stone
May 28: Exterior restoration: windows and doors
May 31: Thank you for celebrating with us!

Gates of Heaven is undergoing restoration work which includes restoring the masonry, windows and doors. The work also includes cleaning and consolidation of the Madison sandstone, limited repairs to stone, cleaning of brick, repointing of stone and brick, rehabilitation of the wood sash, doors, and related trim, and installation of exterior storms on all windows.