Laying the cornerstone, Congregation Schara Tzedeck
Quoted in Cyril E. Leonoff's book, Pioneers, Pedlars and Prayer Shawls (1978):
"Rabbi N. M. Pastinsky is addressing the gathering. M. M. Grossman, chairman of the Building Committee, wearing a straw hat is at the far left of the platform. The original Sons of Israel Synagogue is seen in the background.
To raise funds for the building, eight cornerstones were sold that day, honoring deceased parents and grandparents. Several hundred bricks in the foundation were also sold as commemorative objects." (p.137)