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Brotherhood Synagogue

(Formerly the Friends Meetinghouse)

 

144 East 20th Street

 
Brotherhood Synagogue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 3, 2016
1. Brotherhood Synagogue Marker
Inscription. In 1859, the Society of Friends, known as Quakers, commissioned the firm of King & Kellum to design a structure "exactly suited for a Friends Meeting, entirely plain, neat and chaste, of good taste, but avoiding all useless ornament". This building is Anglo-Italianate in style and decorated with Renaissance-style cornices, pediments and arched windows. It was purchased and restored by the Brotherhood Synagogue in 1975.

New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation
1990

 
Erected 1990 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
 
Location. 40° 44.231′ N, 73° 59.115′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Gramercy Park South and Irving Place, on the left when traveling west on Gramercy Park South. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 28 Gramercy Park South, New York NY 10003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Bellows (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Kirstein (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cyrus West Field (about 400 feet away); Poetry Society of America
Brotherhood Synagogue and Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 3, 2016
2. Brotherhood Synagogue and Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here, mounted to the left of the entrance, but partially obscured by a tree.
(about 400 feet away); National Arts Club (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named The National Arts Club (about 500 feet away); James Harper (about 600 feet away); Robert Henri (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .
1. Our Building (Brotherhood Synagogue). The Synagogue provides an overview of its building, along historical details concerning its design and construction, architectural significance, and use as a stop on the Underground Railroad. (Submitted on October 22, 2016.) 

2. Recycling a Landmark for Today (New York Times, June 15, 1975). (Submitted on October 22, 2016.)
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
<i>Meeting Room, Friends' Meeting House, Gramercy Park, New York</i> - Postcard View image. Click for full size.
circa 1930
3. Meeting Room, Friends' Meeting House, Gramercy Park, New York - Postcard View
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 22, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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