Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Mosque

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Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Mosque
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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
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 was built in 1923 for a cost of $600,000. It is owned by the Abou Ben Adhem Shriners and is the site of many events and an annual Shrine Circus. The five-story building includes a large auditorium with seating for over 4,000. The building was 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 Leigh Hunt.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ ABA History Archived October 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. via Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Mosque