Magen David Synagogue (Brooklyn)

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Magen David Synagogue
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Magen David Synagogue, September 2013
Magen David Synagogue (Brooklyn) is located in New York
Magen David Synagogue (Brooklyn)
Magen David Synagogue (Brooklyn) is located in the United States
Magen David Synagogue (Brooklyn)
Location2017 67th St., Brooklyn, New York
Coordinates40°36′54″N 73°59′12″W / 40.61500°N 73.98667°W / 40.61500; -73.98667Coordinates: 40°36′54″N 73°59′12″W / 40.61500°N 73.98667°W / 40.61500; -73.98667
Arealess than one acre
Built1920 (1920)-1921
ArchitectCourland, Maurice
Architectural styleLate 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Romanesque
NRHP reference #04000293[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPApril 15, 2004
Designated NYCLApril 24, 2001

Congregation Magen David Synagogue is a historic Sephardic Syrian-Jewish synagogue located in the Bensonhurst neighborhood of Brooklyn, Kings County, New York. Erected in 1920-1921, the synagogue was at its height of popularity during the 1940s, 1950s, and early 1960s. The synagogue is still in continual use for daily and Shabbat prayers. It is a two-story, Romanesque Revival style brick building on a raised basement. It features a variety of brick designs and stone details, round arched windows, and a red terra cotta clad tile roof.[2]:3, 11

In 2001, the building was declared a landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. By 2004, the building was certified and listed with the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2015-12-01.[permanent dead link] Note: This includes Kathy Howe (September 2003). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Magen David Synagogue" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-12-01. See also: "Accompanying photos".