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)
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
Governing body Private
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 Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  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.