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CityNew YorkStateNY

Historical NameCongregation Anche Chesed

Year Built1850
Building TypeSynagogue

Address172-176 Norfolk Street

Current Nameart studio

Name of Builder 1AlexanderSaeltzer

Name of Builder 2

Name of Builder 3

ListingNew York City Landmark, 2/10/87

DescriptionThis Gothic Revival building's facade is brick covered with stucco. Two square towers each

with a lancet window at each level border the recessed central section. The three main doors

are surmounted by pointed arched windows. A large central window dominates the facade and

is flanked by two smaller windows. A pointed gable frames the top of the facade.

StyleGothic Revival


SignificanceThis was the largest congregation at the time of its construction and the second to practice

Reform Judaism. Established in 1828 the German congregation was the third Jewish

congregation in New York. During its history the synagogue housed three congregations.

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