Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Syracuse (USA) Temple Society of Concord added to National Register

(ISJM) On June 18th, the nomination of the 1910-11 Classical Revival style Temple Society of Concord synagogue in Syracuse, New York to the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places was unanimously approved by the NY State Review Board meeting in Syracuse. Final designation is expected in Washington, DC later this summer. The historic designation helps kick off the congregation's centennial celebrations for the building.

Temple Concord is home to one of the oldest Jewish congregations (1839) in America. The present building is the congregation third home. It was designed by local architect Alfred Taylor and noted American Jewish architect Arnold W. Brunner, whose 150th birthday is
begin celebrated this year. The nomination was prepared for the congregation by ISJM which, since 2007, has used former classroom space at the Temple for its offices.

For more on the history and architecture of the building see:

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