National Register of Historic Places in San Francisco

National Register #10000114: Temple Sherith Israel 2 January 2012
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National Register #10000114
Temple Sherith Israel
2266 California Street
Built 1904-1905

Temple Sherith Israel, designed by Albert Pissis, is a fusion of Byzantine and Romanesque forms.

The building is 140 feet tall. The diameter of the dome is sixty feet. The organ has 3,500 pipes. The building was little damaged by either the 1906 Earthquake or the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.

Congregation Sherith Israel was established during the Gold Rush and is one of the oldest synagogues in the United States.

For another view of Temple Sherith Israel, see the Health Sciences Library (San Francisco Landmark #115) also designed by Pissis.

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