Big Apple / House of Peace Synagogue

The House of Peace Synagogue was built in 1907-1909 and located 100 yards to the south of its present location. This building was sold in 1936 and moved. Shortly thereafter, it became a popular African American nightclub known as The Big Apple. A dance by this name originated here and soon swept the country. It is immortalized in the Tommy Dorsey song, “The Big Apple.”

KEYWORDS: DANCE, ENTERTAINMENT, NATIONAL REGISTER, COLUMBIA, RICHLAND COUNTY