Temple Adath Israel (Owensboro, Kentucky)

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Temple Adath Israel
Temple Adath Israel in Owensboro from south-southwest.jpg
Front and southern side
Temple Adath Israel (Owensboro, Kentucky) is located in Kentucky
Temple Adath Israel (Owensboro, Kentucky)
Temple Adath Israel (Owensboro, Kentucky) is located in the US
Temple Adath Israel (Owensboro, Kentucky)
Location 429 Daviess St., Owensboro, Kentucky
Coordinates 37°46′18″N 87°6′34″W / 37.77167°N 87.10944°W / 37.77167; -87.10944Coordinates: 37°46′18″N 87°6′34″W / 37.77167°N 87.10944°W / 37.77167; -87.10944
Area 0.2 acres (0.081 ha)
Built 1877
Architectural style Late Victorian, Eclectic
MPS Owensboro MRA
NRHP reference # 86000761[1]
Added to NRHP March 28, 1986

Temple Adath Israel, is a synagogue in Owensboro, Kentucky. The Moorish Revival facade of the modest building features a gothic-arched door flanked by a pair of gothic-arched windows punctuated by four pilasters. These are surmounted with molded capitals and fanciful embellishments and the whole is topped by a whimsical row of four, small, onion domed turrets. The synagogue was built in 1877.[2]

It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3] It is among the oldest synagogue buildings still standing in the United States.[4]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Amy Hill Shevitz, Jewish Communities on the Ohio River: A History, University of Kentucky Press, 2007, p. 191.
  3. ^ Temple Adath Israel, Archiplanet website. Accessed March 31, 2009.
  4. ^ Mark W. Gordon, "Rediscovering Jewish Infrastructure: Update on United States Nineteenth Century Synagogues", American Jewish History, 84.1 (1996) 11-27.