Plum Street Temple

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Plum Street Temple We have all walked into an old building and been taken back by its beauty. The history is so rich and interesting that it makes the already magnificent building seem even more attractive. There is a building like that in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio called Plum Street Temple. The culture and history behind the temple is extraordinary. People go there from all economic backgrounds and for many reasons. Regardless, the temple itself unites all the people together. The temple was designed by James Keyes Wilson and built from 1865 to 1866. This temple is so significant that is was named a National Historic Landmark in 1975. It was from this building that rabbi Isaac M. Wise was able to lead the reform Jewish movement in Cincinnati. This was very important to the Jews living in Cincinnati at the time. They finally had a big enough temple to practice their Reform Judaism. The design is seemingly complex. There are influences from many cultures that can be seen in and outside the temple. The gothic style is from German culture and the arched entrance ways are from Islamic culture, just to name a couple. When you stand in front of the building it looks bland and boring. There are three
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