Pre-1900 Buildings Erected as Synagogues and Still Standing

Table 1: Pre-1900 Buildings Erected as Synagogues and Still Standing

Date

City & Address

State

Original Congregation

Current Use

Architecture

1759-63

NEWPORT
85 Touro St. 

RI

Jeshuat Israel (O)
(Touro Synagogue)

Same

Georgian

1840-41

CHARLESTON
86-90 Hasell St.

SC

K.K. Beth Elohim (R)

Same

Greek Revival

1845

BALTIMORE
11 Lloyd St.

MD

Baltimore Hebrew Cong. (R)
(Lloyd Street Synagogue)

Museum

Greek Revival

1849-50

NEW YORK CITY
172 Norfolk St.

NY

Anshe Chesed (R)
(Angel Orensanz Center)

Event venue,
holiday services

Gothic

1853

NEW YORK CITY
8 Clinton St.

NY

Rodeph Sholom (R)

Chasam Sopher (O)

Romanesque

1856

HONESDALE
7th & Court Sts.

PA

Beth Israel (R)

Same

Greek Revival

1860

CINCINNATI
Ruth Lyons Lane

OH

Sherith Israel (O)

Condos

Vernacular

1860-65

NEW ORLEANS
709 Jackson Ave.

LA

Shaarei Tefiloh (R)

Condos

Eclectic

1863

MADISON
Gorham & Butler Sts.*

WI

Shaarai Shomayim (R)

Community center

Romanesque

1865-66

CINCINNATI
8th & Plum Sts.

OH

K.K. B'nai Yeshurun (R)
(Isaac M. Wise Temple)
(Plum Street Synagogue)

Same

Moorish Gothic

1865-67

CUMBERLAND
107 Union St.

MD

B'er Chayim (R)

Same

Greek Revival

1867

LAFAYETTE
17 S. 7th St.

IN

Temple Israel (R)

Church, social services

Romanesque

c. 1868

HUDSON
530 Columbia St.

NY

Ohav Sholem (disbanded)

House

Eclectic

1869-70

QUINCY
427 N. 9th St.

IL

B'nai Sholom (R)

Same

Moorish

1870

GALVESTON
816 22nd St.

TX

B'nai Israel (R)
Re-built c.1890

Masonic temple

Moorish Gothic

1870

TROY
167 3rd St.

NY

Temple Berith Sholom (R)

Same

Romanesque

1870-72

NEW YORK CITY
123 E. 55th St.

NY

Ahavath Chesed (R)
(Central Synagogue)

Same

Moorish

1872

DONALDSONVILLE
301 Railroad Ave.

LA

Bikur Cholim (disbanded)

Hardware store

Vernacular

1875-76

HARTFORD
21 Charter Oak Ave.

CT

Temple Beth Israel (R)
(Charter Oak Cultural Ctr.)

Cultural center

Eclectic

1875-76

WILMINGTON
1 S. 4th St.

NC

Temple of Israel (R)

Same

Moorish

1876

BALTIMORE
27-35 Lloyd St.

MD

Chizuk Amuno (C)

B'nai Israel (O);
museum

Victorian Gothic/
eclectic

1876

NEW YORK CITY
274 Keap St.

NY

Beth Elohim (R)

Hebrew school

Victorian Gothic

1876

WASHINGTON
3rd & G Sts., N.W.*

DC

Adas Israel (C)

Pending second move

Romanesque

1876-78

SAVANNAH
20 Gordon St.

GA

Mickve Israel (R)

Same

Gothic

1877

OWENSBORO
429 Daviess St.

KY

Temple Adath Israel (R)

Same

Moorish Gothic

1881

GRAND RAPIDS
72 Ransom Ave. NE

MI

Temple Emanuel (R)

Anti-abortion organization

Vernacular as modified

1882

BROWNSVILLE
171 N. Washington Ave.

TN

Adas Israel (R)

Same

Gothic

1882

CHARLOTTESVILLE
301 E. Jefferson St.*

VA

Beth Israel (R)

Same

Victorian Gothic

1882

DENVER
24th & Curtis Sts.

CO

Temple Emanuel (R)

Incubator offices

Victorian

1883

HOBOKEN
637 Garden St.

NJ

Adas Emuno (R)

Church

Romanesque

1883

JEFFERSON CITY
318 Monroe St.

MO

Temple Beth El (R)

Same

Gothic

1883-84

APPLETON
320 N. Durkee St.

WI

Temple Zion (disbanded)

Organ shop

Victorian Gothic

1884

NEWARK
32 Prince St.

NJ

Oheb Shalom (C)
(Prince Street Synagogue)

Environmental
center

Moorish

1884

LEADVILLE
201 W. 4th St.

CO

Temple Israel (disbanded)

Museum

Victorian Gothic

1884-85

BOSTON
Columbus & Northampton

MA

Temple Israel (R)

Church

Victorian Romanesque

1885

BURLINGTON
168 Archibald St.

VT

Ohavi Zedek (C)

Ahavath Gerim (O)

Gothic

1885-86

TRAVERSE CITY
311 Beth El Way

MI

Beth El (R)

Beth Shalom

Vernacular

1886

GOLDSBORO
314 N. James St.

NC

Oheb Sholom (R)

Same; food pantry in rear

Romanesque

1886

PHILADELPHIA
7th St. & C.B. Moore Ave.

PA

Adath Jeshurun (C)

Church

Moorish

1886

ROCHESTER
30 Leopold St.

NY

Beth Israel (C)
(Leopold Street Shul)

Black Hebrew cong.

Romanesque/eclectic

1886-87

NEW YORK CITY
12 Eldridge St.

NY

Khal Adas Jeshurun (O)
(merged w/Anshe Lubz)

Same, museum

Moorish

1887-89

ALBANY
Lancaster & S. Swan Sts.

NY

Temple Beth Emeth (R)

Church

Richardsonian
Romanesque

1888

OCALA
729 NE 2nd St.

FL

United Hebrews of Ocala (R)

Church

Eclectic

1888

SAN LEANDRO
642 Dolores Ave.*

CA

Temple Beth Sholom (C)

Same

Vernacular

1888-89

TRINIDAD
407 S. Maple St.

CO

Congregation Aaron (R)

Closed in 2016

Moorish/eclectic

1889

LAFAYETTE
603 Lee Ave.

LA

Rodeph Shalom (R)

Same

Vernacular as modified

1889

ALLIANCE
Gershel & Schiff Aves.

NJ

Tifereth Israel (disbanded)
(Sharis Israel)

Unused

Vernacular

1889

ALPENA
125 White St.

MI

Temple Beth El (R)

Recently closed

Vernacular

1889

BLOOMINGTON
315 N. Prairie St.

IL

Moses Montefiore Temple (R)

Residence

Moorish

1889

LIGONIER
503 S. Main St.

IN

Ahavas Sholom (disbanded)

For sale by public library

Victorian Gothic

1889

SAN DIEGO
Juan & Harney Sts.*

CA

Temple Beth Israel (R)

Community center; museum

Romanesque/eclectic

1889-90

NEW YORK CITY
163 E. 67th St.

NY

Zichron Ephraim (O)
(Park East Synagogue)

Same

Moorish

1889-90

BRUNSWICK
1326 Egmont St.

GA

Beth Tefilloh (R)

Same

Moorish

1890-91

NEWBURGH
119 South St.

NY

Temple Beth Jacob (R)

Church

Eclectic

1890-91

BALTIMORE
1914 Madison Ave.

MD

Baltimore Hebrew Cong. (R)

Church

Eclectic

1890-91

CHICAGO
3301 S. Indiana Ave.

IL

Kehilath Anshe Ma'ariv (R) only exterior walls remain

Church

Chicago School

1890-91

SALT LAKE CITY
249 S. Fourth East

UT

B'nai Israel (C/R)

Interior design office

Romanesque

1890-91

HELENA
515 N. Ewing St.

MT

Temple Emanu-El
(disbanded)

Diocese office

Moorish/eclectic

1891

NEW YORK CITY
199 Victory Blvd.

NY

B'nai Jeshurun (C)

Church

Eclectic

1891-92

HENDERSON
Center & N. Alves Sts.

KY

Adas Israel (disbanded)

Church

Victorian

1891-92

PORT GIBSON
706 Church St.

MS

Temple Gemiluth Chassed (R)

Museum

Moorish/eclectic

1891-92

STATESVILLE
206 N. Kelly St.

NC

Emanuel (C)

Same

Romanesque

1891-92

SCHENECTADY
18 N. College St.

NY

Shaarai Shamayim (R)

Church

Romanesque/eclectic

1892

KINGSTON
50 Abeel St.

NY

Temple Emanu-El (R)

Restaurant

Romanesque/eclectic

1892-93

BALTIMORE
1307 Eutaw Pl.

MD

Oheb Shalom (R)

Masonic temple

Byzantine/eclectic

1893

ANNISTON
1301 Quintard Ave.

AL

Temple Beth-El (R)

Same

Eclectic

1893

BRENHAM
Austin JCC campus *

TX

B'nai Abraham (O)
moved to Austin in 2014-15

Tiferet Israel (O)

Gothic/vernacular

1893-94

CLEVELAND
E. 55th & Central Sts.

OH

Tifereth Israel (R)

Church

Richardsonian Romanesque

1894

CENTERVILLE
E. Terry & S. 15th Sts.

IA

B’nai Israel (disbanded)

Church

Gothic/vernacular

1894

NEW YORK CITY
160 W. 82nd St.

NY

Shaaray Tefila (R)

Church

Moorish/eclectic

1894

ALLENTOWN
625 N. 2nd St.

PA

Agudas Achim (O)

Vacant

Gothic/vernacular

1895

BALTIMORE
1501 McCulloh St.

MD

Chizuk Amuno (C)

Church

Classical/Romanesque

1895

SAN FRANCISCO
1881 Bush St.

CA

Ohabai Shalome (disbanded)
(Bush Street Temple)

Assisted Living

Eclectic

1895

NEW YORK CITY
98 Scholes St.

NY

Ahavath Scholom

Church

Romanesque

1895-96

BOISE
11 N. Latah St.*

ID

Ahavath Beth Israel (R)
moved in 2003

Same

Romanesque/Moorish

1895-96

LANCASTER
508 N. Duke St.

PA

Shaarai Shomayim (R)

Same

Classical/eclectic

1896

BROOKHAVEN
Chickasaw & S. Church

MS

B'nai Shalom

Museum

Eclectic

1896

WOODBINE
614 Washington Ave.

NJ

Woodbine Brotherhood
(disbanded)

Museum

Vernacular

1896

ALTOONA
1433 13th Ave.

PA

Mountain City Hebrew
Reform Cong. (R)

Church

Moorish

1896-97

NEW HAVEN
Orange & Audubon Sts.

CT

Mishkan Israel (R)

Arts center

Eclectic

1896-97

NEW YORK CITY
8 W. 70th St.

NY

Shearith Israel (O)
(Spanish & Portuguese)

Same

Classical

1897

PEEKSKILL
813 Main St.

NY

First Hebrew Cong. (C, O)

Mosque

Gothic

1897-98

WASHINGTON
8th & I Sts., N.W.

DC

Washington Hebrew Cong. (R)

Church

Romanesque/eclectic

1898

CHICAGO
44th St. & St. Lawrence

IL

Temple Israel (R)

Church

Classical

1898

PEORIA
521 N.E. Monroe St.

IL

Anshai Emeth (R)

Church

Gothic/eclectic

c. 1898

ROSENHAYN
600 Garton Road

NJ

Or Yisrael Cong. (disbanded)

Unused

Vernacular

1898-99

CHICAGO
45th St. & Vincennes Ave.

IL

Temple Isaiah (R)

Church

Classical

1898-99

HUNTSVILLE
103 Lincoln St., S.E.

AL

B'nai Sholom (R)

Same

Eclectic

1898-99

DENVER
1595 Pearl St.

CO

Temple Emanuel (R)

Church

Moorish/eclectic

1898-1900

SAG HARBOR
Elizabeth St. & Atlantic Ave.

NY

Temple Mishcan Israel (C)

Temple Adas
Israel (R)

Vernacular

1899

BAY CITY
200 N. Van Buren St.

MI

Shaarey Zedek (C)

Church

Classical

1899-1900

DANVILLE
127 Sutherlin Ave.

VA

Temple Beth Sholom (R)

Same

Eclectic

1899-1900

SELMA
503 Broad St.

AL

Mishkan Israel (R)

Same

Romanesque/eclectic

1899-1900

CORSICANA
208 S. 15th St.

TX

Temple Beth-El (C)

Community center, minyanim

Moorish

1900

NEW YORK CITY
23 W. 118th St.

NY

Shaare Zedek (C)

Church

Moorish

1900

PUEBLO
1325 No. Grand Ave.

CO

Temple Emanuel (R)

Same

Queen Anne

c. 1900

NORMA
Almond Rd. & Wallace St.

NJ

Ahavas Achim (O)
(Norma Brotherhood)

Same

Vernacular

 

Footnote for first page of table:

The dates for each entry generally signify the date of cornerstone and the date of dedication of the original synagogue. Asterisks (*) indicate buildings which have been physically moved to their current location. (O), (C), and (R) stand for Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform; they illustrate the present-day affiliation of the original congregation or its successor through merger. “Same” indicates that the original congregation still uses the building for worship services. With the exception of “Greek Revival”, architectural styles such as Romanesque Revival and Moorish Revival are abbreviated above by omitting the word “Revival”. Buildings which have been totally rebuilt and are no longer recognizable as former places of worship are not included.