After writing my recent St. Louis Magazine article about Centenary United Methodist Church, one of the oldest continually operating congregations in downtown St. Louis, and in the city in general, I became interested in the synagogue that backed right up to the church. It was dramatically named Temple of the Gates of Truth, and I asked my friends Jeff and Randy Vines if they knew what that would be in Hebrew, and whether or not they had heard of it. They replied that it was in fact their synagogue growing up, but at its current location out in Creve Coeur and Shaare Emeth is the Hebrew translation of the English. Here is an original photograph of the synagogue. The congregation moved to Vandeventer and Lindell (see Sanborn map below, upper left), and then to University City before the current location. In the future, I will dig up a photo of the Lindell building. I am curious why in the mid-Nineteenth Century they used English, but by the early Twentieth they had switched to the Hebrew name.