Moorish revival


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Moorish revival

A revival style using horseshoe arches and multifoil window tracery.

Moorish Revival

A rarely used mode of Exotic Revival architecture from about 1845 to 1890. Usually characterized by the use of horseshoe arches, multifoil arches, and window tracery.
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Oheb Shalom in Newark, NJ erected and dedicated its synagogue with Moorish Revival facade in 1884.
While the Moorish Revival style dominates the exterior, art deco reigns inside the vestibule, with its elaborate geometric light fixtures and metal radiator grills.
While no longer popular today, the Moorish Revival architectural style was commonly used from the 1830s through the early twentieth century among Jews in Western and Central Europe for synagogue design.
In contrast to the historicism of the Moorish Revival style, art deco was forward-looking and modernistic.
The mixing of Moorish Revival and art deco styles in Zysman Hall is especially notable when one considers that none of the architects' other Jewish commissions--Herts' B'nai Jeshurun and Meyers'Ohab Zedek and Rodeph Sholom, all of which were built before or during the construction of Zysman Hall-employed this combination.