Pike Street Synagogue

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

13 Pike Street

ARCHITECT: Alfred E. Badt

DATE: 1903-04

STYLE: Romanesque Revival

Lower East Side Manhattan Romanesque Revival

The Pike Street Synagogue, constructed in 1903-04, is one of the oldest synagogue structures surviving on New York’s Lower East Side. It was built for one of New York’s early Orthodox congregations, the Congregation Sons of Israel Kalwarie, founded in 1853, and served as this group’s spiritual home for more than seventy years. Alfred E. Badt used a variety of historic forms for this building, including round-arched windows and projecting stair towers derived from the Romanesque Revival, as well as classical columns and moldings, to create a grand and imposing facade on one of the area’s wider streets.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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