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CityNew YorkStateNY

Historical NameCentral Synagogue

Year Built1872
Building TypeSynagogue

Address652 Lexington Ave.

Current NameAhavath Chesed Synagogue

Name of Builder 1HenryFernbach

Name of Builder 2

Name of Builder 3

ListingNRHP, 10/9/70

New York City Landmark, 6/7/66

New York State Landmark

DescriptionA Moorish Revival structure with muted coloration featuring chief characteristics of this style

the banded horseshoe arch and twin onion minaret type domes rising to 122 feet.

StyleMoorish Revival


SignificanceThe Central Synagogue houses one of the oldest Reform congregations in continuous use in New York State.

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