Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Mosque

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Mosque
The Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Mosque is located in downtown Springfield, Missouri on St. Louis Street.
Location Springfield, MO, USA
Coordinates 37°12′33.94″N 93°17′10.5″W / 37.2094278°N 93.286250°W / 37.2094278; -93.286250Coordinates: 37°12′33.94″N 93°17′10.5″W / 37.2094278°N 93.286250°W / 37.2094278; -93.286250
Built 1920
Architect Heckenlively & Mark; John Olson
Architectural style Other
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 82003137[1]
Added to NRHP September 9, 1982

The Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Mosque (often known locally as "the Shrine Mosque" or simply "the Shrine") is a building of arabesque design located in downtown Springfield, Missouri, USA. It is owned by the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (more commonly known as the Shriners), and is the site of the annual Shrine Circus. The five-story building includes a large auditorium with seating for over 4,000 and has often been used for concerts. It was built in 1923 for a cost of $600,000 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

The name derives from Ibrahim ibn Adham, taken from the poem Abou Ben Adhem by James Henry Leigh Hunt.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ ABA History via Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Mosque