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Obj. ID: 1638
Jewish Architecture
  Grain Merchants' Synagogue in Bacău, Romania

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 2009

The Grain Merchants' Synagogue (Cerealiştilor), is the only surviving building out of 22 synagogues that existed in the town before WWII. The synagogue was built in 1899 and renovated after a fire in 1924. The shape of the synagogue resembles a provincial theater. The longitudinal building has two tiers of windows, a high curved roof and an elaborate entrance. The synagogue is surrounded by modern buildings: Erou Rusu 31. The building has been  used as a museum since 1991 (Aristide Streja and Lucian Schwarz, Synagogues of Romania ([Bucharest]: Hasefer Publishing House, 1997), pp. 84-85).

For the interior of the main prayer hall see:

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Name/Title
Grain Merchants' Synagogue in Bacău | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
1899
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
1926-1928
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
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Location
Romania | Moldavia | Bacău
| 29 Stefan cel Mare St.
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Unknown
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Brick
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Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
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0
Ornamentation
Custom
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Bibliography
Aristide Streja and Lucian Schwarz, Synagogues of Romania ([Bucharest]: Hasefer Publishing House, 1997), pp. 84-85
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Documenter
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Author of description
| 2014
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconsdivuction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
Carmen Echevarria | 2016
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Negative/Photo. No.