Temple B'Nai Israel (Olean, New York)

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Temple B'Nai Israel
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Temple B'Nai Israel, April 2012
Temple B'Nai Israel (Olean, New York) is located in New York
Temple B'Nai Israel (Olean, New York)
Location 127 S. Barry St., Olean, New York
Coordinates 42°04′35″N 78°25′39″W / 42.07639°N 78.42750°W / 42.07639; -78.42750Coordinates: 42°04′35″N 78°25′39″W / 42.07639°N 78.42750°W / 42.07639; -78.42750
Area less than one acre
Built 1929
Architect Hurd, J. Milton
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 11000995[1]
Added to NRHP January 4, 2012

Temple B'Nai Israel is a historic synagogue located at Olean in Cattaraugus County, New York. It was built in 1929, and is a three- to four-story tall, light brown brick structure with terra cotta decorative details. It measures 85 feet long, 42 feet wide, and 50 feet tall. The front facade features a massive arched terra cotta portal encircling a large, round stained glass window. The congregation was established in the 1880s.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.[1] As of 2014, the temple is still in regular use as a synagogue.


  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 1/03/12 through 1/06/12. National Park Service. 2012-01-13. 
  2. ^ Virginia L. Bartos (October 2011). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Temple B'Nai Israel". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2013-04-20.  See also: "Accompanying six photos". 

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