Temple Beth-El (Providence, Rhode Island)

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Temple Beth-El
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Temple Beth-El (Providence, Rhode Island) is located in Rhode Island
Temple Beth-El (Providence, Rhode Island)
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°48′19″N 71°25′11″W / 41.80528°N 71.41972°W / 41.80528; -71.41972Coordinates: 41°48′19″N 71°25′11″W / 41.80528°N 71.41972°W / 41.80528; -71.41972
Built 1910
Architect Banning & Thornton
Architectural style Classical Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 88003074 [1]
Added to NRHP December 29, 1988

Temple Beth-El is an historic Jewish synagogue at 688 Broad Street in Providence, Rhode Island. The congregation was founded in 1849 when an Orthodox group known as the "Sons of Israel" gathered for daily services in Providence. In 1877, the congregation affiliated itself with the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (later named the Union for Reform Judaism), the national Reform Judaism denomination. The current temple building, a Classical Revival brick structure, was designed by Banning & Thornton and built in 1910-11.[2] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Temple Beth-El". Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-31. 

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