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Obj. ID: 9002
Jewish Architecture
  Synagogue in Bourtange, The Netherlands

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Levin, Vladimir, 2002

An existing abandoned building was bought in 1837 and redeveloped as a synagogue which was consecrated in 1842. The plastered building contains pointed arched windows and cast-iron tracery. A mikveh was added to the synagogue in 1875. A commemorative stone on the façade refers to the Hebrew verse of Psalm 55:15. A small Jewish school was located behind the synagogue and existed until 1930.

The synagogue was sold in 1953 and was redeveloped as a private residence in the following year. A renovation in 1974 tried to restore the original design of the building. The small women’s gallery, located above the entrance, was restored. A blue painted wooden barrel-vaulted ceiling was constructed in the interior of the building during the same renovation. The building has since been used as an exhibition space. A memorial plaque commemorating 46 deported Jews was added to the side wall of the building.

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Name/Title
Synagogue in Bourtange | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
1842
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Unknown
Location
The Netherlands | Bourtange
| Batterijenstraat 4 | 9545 PP
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Unknown |
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Brick
Measurements
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Iconographical Subject
Unknown |
Condition
Extant
Yes
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
yes
Present Usage
Museum
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
B (Fair)
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
Significance Rating
2 (Regional)
Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
Unknown
0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
Scribes
Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
Catchwords
Hebrew Numeration
Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Coin
Coin Series
Coin Ruler
Coin Year
Denomination
Signature
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography

Edward van Voolen and Paul Meijer, Synagogen van Nederland (Zutphen: Walburg Pers, 2006)
J.F. van Agt and Edward van Voolen, Synagogen in Nederland (Hilversum: Gooi and Sticht, 1988)
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
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Author of description
Remy Arkenbosch | 2018
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
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Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.