America's Religious Architecture: Sacred Places for Every Community

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 7, 1997 - Architecture - 465 pages
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From the Moorish synagogue in small Texas town, to the New England meetinghouse nestled in the palm trees of Hawaii, this comprehensive historical survey of America's religious architecture celebrates the country's ethnic and spiritual diversity through the magnificent breadth of these community landmarks. The first comprehensive architectural and cultural history of its kind, the book features 500 places of worship nationwide, many listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Includes over 300 black-and-white photographs and foreword by Bill Moyers, creator of the PBS "Genesis" series.
  

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Contents

New England
19
Middle Atlantic Region
69
East North Central Region
97
South Atlantic Region
203
East South Central Region
273
West South Central Region
305
Mountain Region
337
Pacific Region
399
Glossary
445
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MARILYN J. CHIAT is Director of the Minnesota chapter of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, and an adjunct professor of near eastern and classical studies at the University of Minnesota. Her publications on preservation and religious architecture include A Handbook of Synagogue Architecture.

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