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Temple Aaron

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1889, C. W. Bulger and Isaac H. Rapp. 407 S. Maple St. (southwest corner of E. 3rd St.)

An exotic, red brick synagogue with base and trim of rough-faced white stone, Temple Aaron has one octagonal front tower with a pressed metal onion dome and a second, square tower with a pyramidal cap. The central rose window and pediment are flanked by minarets. Round and ogee arches add to the eclectic display. Slightly projecting two-story bays with flattened arches, echoed by the flattened entry arch, add symmetry. Inside one of the oldest synagogues in Colorado are a hand-carved pulpit and a pipe organ said to have been brought west by wagon train.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Temple Aaron", [Trinidad, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 380-380.

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