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Plum Street Temple (Cincinnati, Ohio)

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dc.contributor.other MacKaron, Erissa, Photographer en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-22T21:20:33Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-16T19:50:41Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-22T21:20:33Z en_US
dc.date.available 2012-05-16T19:50:41Z
dc.date.created 1865-1866 en_US
dc.date.issued 2009-01-22T21:20:33Z en_US
dc.identifier.other PST-0235326 en_US
dc.identifier.other PST-0335327 en_US
dc.identifier.other PST-0435328 en_US
dc.identifier.other PST-1035329 en_US
dc.identifier.other PST-1135330 en_US
dc.identifier.other PST35331 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2374.UC/26 en_US
dc.description Cincinnati's first native architect, James Keys Wilson, designed this eclectic building. Wilson acted as the first president of the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 1870. He was trained in New York with Martin E. Thompson and James E. Renwick whom he assisted in the designing of the Gothic Grace Church in Manhattan. His Gothic roots are seen in the temple's tri-partite facade, pointed arches and rose window. Overall, however, the temple is an example of the Moorish or Saracenic Revival that was particularly popular in the mid-nineteenth century. This Moorish style lends itself to several allusions. The great philosopher Maimonides was born in Moorish Spain. Perhaps more importantly, however, is the allusion to the Golden Age of Moorish Spain, a period when Jews lived peacefully with Christians and Muslims. The combination of Gothic and Moorish elements also serves this purpose. That the congregation the temple was intended for was the first Reformed sect west of the Allegheny Mountains and that they were German-Jews makes the Gothic element an important inclusion. The effect of the temple's architecture is also to allude to a Jewish identity. The church incorporates Islamic tendencies such as minarets, contrasting stone on the exterior, aniconic stenciling in the interior, Byzantine tendencies seen in the temple's thirteen domes (five in the nave and eight in the aisles and transepts). The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. en_US
dc.subject Architecture en_US
dc.title Plum Street Temple (Cincinnati, Ohio) en_US
dc.type Image en_US
dc.rights.holder University of Cincinnati en_US
dc.publisher.OLinstitution University of Cincinnati en_US
dc.rights.permissions World en_US

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