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Constructed in 1915, the House of Peace Synagogue is a former Beth Shalom Congregation church in Columbia, South Carolina. It was the home of the Orthodox Jews who separated from the first Jewish Congregation formed before the Civil War. The Orthodox splinter group established their own congregation and built a synagogue in Park Street. When the first building burned down, they replaced it with another with this one at the same spot.

However, the congregation grew and the House of Peace Synagogue can no longer accommodate the group?s size. They then moved to a new location and the building was left to be used as an African American night club. They called the place the Big Apple Club, and was the spot where the dance craze known as the Big Apple started.

Today, the House of Peace Synagogue is operated by the Historic Columbia Foundation under the name Big Apple.
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