Story: Public, commercial and church architecture

Former Auckland synagogue (4th of 4)

Former Auckland synagogue

The elaborate interior of the former Auckland synagogue exhibits Moorish and Romanesque influences. The building was designed by Edward Bartley and opened in 1885. Its opulence reflected the influence and wealth of the city's colonial Jewish community.  

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Architecture Archive, The University of Auckland
Reference: GJ_008
Photograph by Rose Holley

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Ben Schrader, 'Public, commercial and church architecture - Buildings of substance, 1860 to 1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/44759/former-auckland-synagogue (accessed 15 November 2019)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 22 Oct 2014