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Tifereth Israel Community Synagogue

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1929. 924 Polk Blvd.

The architect has obviously sought to create a form for the synagogue that would be different from that of a Christian church, and he has certainly succeeded. The principal facade of the building appears as a pylon with two low towers projecting above the roof cornice. A large arch embraces a three-part entrance, the center of which terminates in a circular window with semi-circular windows to each side. The remainder of the building has a fortresslike quality, with the walls penetrated by patterns of arched windows.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Tifereth Israel Community Synagogue", [Des Moines, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-CE206.

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