Beth Midrash Ha Godol Synagogue was organized some time in the late 1880s with Rabbi Isaac Lichtenberg serving as the congregation's rabbi. It is believed that the congregation worshiped at 165 State Street beginning some time later than that, perhaps around 1892.
Little is known about this congregation, and it was likely quite small. The building at this address is a storefront, one story connected to a two-story duplex next door.
As with many other smaller congregations, it is possible that this one worshiped in the rear of the store, or in one of the connected residences.
An article in the St. Paul Globe newspaper for March 18, 1898 included the information that Samuel Stollerhoff, "principal founder of the Russian Brotherhood," resided at this address.