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CityBaltimoreStateMD

Historical NameBaltimore Hebrew Congregation Synagogue

Year Built1891
Building TypeSynagogue

Address1900 Madison Aveue

Current NameBerea Temple of Seventh-Day Adventists

Name of Builder 1Charles L.CarsonArchitect

Name of Builder 2Henry Smith & SonsBuilder

Name of Builder 3

ListingNRHP, 11/7/76

DescriptionDesigned in the Byzantine Revival style in ashlar gray granite features large octagonal towers.

The reds and browns of the Spanish tiles on the dome-shaped roof contrast with the

decorations in stonestone. The Ark, similar to the one in Toledo, Spain, is of carved oak and

decorated with ivory, enamel and gold tracings. Main entrance is elevated 13 steps above street

level.

StyleByzantine Revival

Bibliography"Grand Hebrew Temple," Baltimore American: (September 26, 1891). [Baltimore Hebrew

Congregation, Berea Temple]

SignificanceImmigrants from Europe chartered the first Hebrew Congregation in the State of Maryland, in

1829. The massive proportions of the building reflect the wealth and growth of the

congregation in Baltimore.

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