Rear of the Great Synagogue, Sydney

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Title

Rear of the Great Synagogue, Sydney

Subject

Arched windows, Beadle, Byzantine, Castlereagh Street, Gothic, Great Synagogue, Judaism, Moorish, New South Wales, NSW, Romanesque, Thomas Rowe, school, Sydney, Synagogue, Transition French Gothic

Description

The Great Synagogue on Elizabeth Street in central Sydney opened in 1878, when it was described as a mix of Romanesque, Gothic, Byzantine, and Moorish motifs (according to the official website – link provided below). The architectural style has also been described as Transitional French Gothic. The synagogue was designed by Sydney architect Thomas Rowe. These two photographs show the much less elaborate rear of the building with Romanesque rounded-arch windows on Castlereagh Street. This section of the synagogue housed a school and Beadle’s (caretaker) residence, but only the façade at the rear is original.     

For more on the Great Synagogue see http://www.greatsynagogue.org.au/Home.aspx

Creator

McLeod, Shane

Date

February 4, 2012

Rights

No Copyright

Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

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Digital Photograph; JPEG

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Citation

“Rear of the Great Synagogue, Sydney,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed May 7, 2021, https://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/946.