Temple Emanu-El (Staten Island, New York)

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Temple Emanu-El
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Temple Emanu-El (Staten Island, New York) is located in New York City
Temple Emanu-El (Staten Island, New York)
Location 984 Post Ave., Staten Island, New York
Coordinates 40°37′56″N 74°8′1″W / 40.63222°N 74.13361°W / 40.63222; -74.13361Coordinates: 40°37′56″N 74°8′1″W / 40.63222°N 74.13361°W / 40.63222; -74.13361
Architect Pelcher, Harry W.; Zobel, Frederick C.
Architectural style Classical Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 07000778
Added to NRHP August 2, 2007[1]

Temple Emanu-El is a Conservative synagogue in Port Richmond, Staten Island, New York. Designed by Pelcher and Zobel and constructed in 1907, its building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.[1]

The domed, wooden, clapboard-sided synagogue is built in Classical style. A Pedimented front porch is supported by a pair of columns, a design that repeats inside in the design of the Torah Ark. The modest building is topped by a dome that supports a Star of David. The dome is supported by an octagonal drum. The dome was originally painted gold and is said to have been visible from miles away.[2][3]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ Oscar Israelowitz, Synagogues of New York City: A Pictorial Survey in 123 Photographs, Dover Publications, 1982, p. 200.
  3. ^ Kathleen Howe (November 2006). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Temple Emanu-El". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-12-06.  See also: "Accompanying eight photos".