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“European moorish splendor in Cincinnati” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Plum Street Temple

Plum Street Temple
726 Plum St, Cincinnati, OH 45236 (Central Business District)
513-793-2556
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Ranked #48 of 87 Attractions in Cincinnati
Type: Religious Sites
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cincinnati
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249 reviews 249 reviews
60 attraction reviews
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
“European moorish splendor in Cincinnati”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Nestled in modern downtown Cincinnati is this European gem of functional architecture place of worship. In the moorish style. Nicely renovated in the original style. excellent acoustics.The parking in the area is a bit difficult, however, but if you are touring the region and it is open, it is worth the stop. Religious services are not always held here but rather in the suburban location, so check if you are wanting to attend.

Visited September 2011
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Cincinnati
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“Historic beautifully restored temple! Visit even if you are not Jewish!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

I am a wedding designer, and every time I have a wedding ceremony I am amazed at the beautiful restored temple, one of the first west of the Appalachian Mountains I believe!

Visited March 2012
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“Plum Street Temple Was Spectacular”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

The architecture was beyond great. Words really cannot bring this historic place to life. Search google images to see why it is something that can must be seen to appreciate. We were at the Temple for the ordination of our niece. Being inside only made this event even more special. There was a historic and emotional connection that we were fortunate to see.

The architecture is only a preview of the amazing inside. Craftsmanship from a bye gone era. Though not sure if any restoration work had been done.

Parked at a nearby pay lot for $3 for the day (Saturday rate). Needed exact amount in coin or bills. I believe you could get onto the main floor if you were disabled, but not sure.

Visited June 2012
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“Beautiful historical worship site”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

Cincinnati is the birthplace of reformed Judaism and this is the main Temple directly across the street from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati St. Peter in Chains Cathedral so you can get a two for of beautiful Church buildings and directly aross the street (so these three buildings sit on three of the four corners on a city block) is City Hall. All three are worth seeing as well known buildings in the city of Cincinnati. I had the pleasure of going to the yearly open to the public Passover meal (for which there is a small fee) so we also got to tour the building as well. I suggest calling first to see if there are arranged tour times at all three buildings but usually all three are open daily so you could just check things out for yourself but guided tours are nice for those who are curious about the history of the building and the organizations behind them.

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“Plum Street Temple”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

Spectacular architecture; an historic landmark. Interior space is truly inspirational. A must see for anyone interested in 19th century architecture.

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