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B'nai Israel Temple
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 40° 45.827 W 111° 52.757
12T E 425786 N 4512906
Quick Description: This building was the second permanent house of worship in Salt Lake City for Congregation B'nai Israel. It has since been converted to commercial uses and now houses the Henriksen/Butler Design Group.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 9/16/2010 6:36:33 AM
Waymark Code: WM9PX7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Views: 7

Long Description:
Designed by Philip Meyer, a native of Germany and a nephew of local retail magnate Frederick Auerbach, the B'nai Israel Temple was constructed in 1890-91. Henry Monheim, a local architect, supervised the construction. It is one of the few remaining structures built by Utah's early pioneer Jews and reflects their importance in the development of the economy, government, and educational institutions of the state. The design of this Romanesque Revival style building was reportedly based on the Fasanenstrasse Synagogue, a famous Jewish temple in Berlin. While the main elevation is rusticated Kyune sandstone, the side walls and the drum beneath the dome are brick.
The Congregation B'nai Israel was organized in 1881 and built a small synagogue in 1883 at First West and Third South. Following a division in the synagogue, the orthodox Congregation Montefiore built a new synagogue at 355 South Third East, and the reform B'nai Israel congregation built this temple. It was sold in the early 1970's when a new temple was built for combined local Jewish congregations. It has since housed several commercial enterprises including a restaurant and offices.
Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1891

Age of Church building determined by?: Historical Society

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Jewish

Street address of Church:
249 S 400 East
Salt Lake City, Utah

Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: Not listed

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Not listed

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: Not Listed

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