Eutaw Place Temple

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Eutaw Place Temple
Eutaw Place Temple MD1.jpg
Eutaw Place Temple in 2011
Location Bolton Hill, Baltimore, Maryland
Coordinates 39°18′15.42″N 76°37′33.38″W / 39.3042833°N 76.6259389°W / 39.3042833; -76.6259389Coordinates: 39°18′15.42″N 76°37′33.38″W / 39.3042833°N 76.6259389°W / 39.3042833; -76.6259389
Built 1892
Architect Joseph Evans Sperry

Eutaw Place Temple is a large, eclectically-styled former synagogue on Eutaw Place in the Bolton Hill neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland. The temple was constructed to serve the German Jewish immigrant community. Originally built as a synagogue for the Temple Oheb Shalom congregation, the property was sold to the Prince Hall Masons in 1960. It was built in 1892 as the second home of the Oheb Shalom congregation, and borrows design elements from the Great Synagogue of Florence.[1] The architect was Joseph Evans Sperry of Baltimore.[2]

The exterior is white Beaver Dam marble. The main space is roughly 82 feet (25 m) square, capped by a series of vaults and the dome and surrounded by galleries, seating about 2,200 people. The temple originally cost $225,000 to build.[3]

The Eutaw Place Temple is a major contributing structure in the Bolton Hill Historic District.[4]

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  1. ^ "Oheb Shalom's History". Temple Oheb Shalom. Archived from the original on 6 October 2011. Retrieved 3 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Shoken, Fred (2005). "Bolton Hill History". Mount Royal Improvement Association. Retrieved 3 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Dorsey, John; Dilts, James D. (1981). A Guide to Baltimore Architecture (Second ed.). Centreville, Maryland: Tidewater Publishes. p. 186. ISBN 0-87033-272-4. 
  4. ^ "Bolton Hill Gistoric District". Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 3 December 2011.