Shearith Israel Synagogue

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

99 Central Park West

ARCHITECT: Brunner & Tyron

DATE: 1896-97

STYLE: Neo-Classical

Manhattan Neo-Classical Upper West Side

This synagogue is a striking example of the monumental neo-Classical style, popular at the turn of the century for public and ecclesiastical architecture.

The imposing front facade facing Central Parle West is composed of four large, engaged Composite columns that embrace three round-arched openings, enclosed by elaborate bronze gates, and three round-arched windows with balustrades. The openings, which produce the effect of a loggia, lead into a porch containing the two primary entrances which are located at either side. The front columns are surmounted by an entablature with a modillioned cornice, which is also found above the two smooth ashlar surfaces flanking this central area. Above the entablature is a high attic with smooth-faced pilasters, positioned to correspond with the columns. They enframe panels  with classical wreath motifs.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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