Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number SG100004175
Historic Name TEMPLE EMANUEL
Description of Significance TEMPLE EMANUEL WAS DESIGNED BY PONCA CITY ARCHITECT G. HAROLD KANADY AND WAS CONSTRUCTED IN 1964. THE TEMPLE REPRESENTED THE STRUCTURAL CENTER OF WORSHIP FOR A SMALL, BUT THRIVING, JEWISH COMMUNITY IN PONCA CITY AND THE SURROUNDING AREA BY THE MID-TWENTIETH CENTURY. MINIMAL AND SIMPLE IN ITS DESIGN, TEMPLE EMANUEL HAS BECOME A LOCAL LANDMARK IN LARGE PART DUE TO THE TWO-STORY-TALL PARABOLIC BRICK STRUCTURE SITUATED AT ITS CENTER, WHICH INDICATES THE LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE SANCTUARY. BECAUSE IT IS AN OUTSTANDING LOCAL EXAMPLE OF THE MODERN MOVEMENT STYLE, THIS RELIGIOUS FACILITY IS ELIGIBLE FOR LISTING IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES UNDER CRITERION C. CRITERIA CONSIDERATION A IS APPLICABLE AS THIS IS A RELIGIOUS INSTITUTION. NATIONAL REGISTER LISTED 15 JULY 2019.
Current Name SAME
Address 1201 EAST HIGHLAND AVENUE
City PONCA CITY
County KAY
Lot
Block
Current Section 22
Township 26N
Range 2E
Type BUILDING
Historic Function RELIGION: RELIGIOUS FACILITY
Current Function RELIGION: RELIGIOUS FACILITY
Area Signficance 1 ARCHITECTURE
Area Significance 2
Date Prepared AUGUST 2018
Year Built 1964
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder ARCHITECT: G. HAROLD KANADY
Architectural Style MODERN MOVEMENT
Roof Material CONCRETE
Wall Material BRICK; STUCCO
Window Material METAL
Door Material ALUMINUM
Decorative Details CAST STONE RELIEFS OF THE MOSES TABLETS (TEN COMMANDMENTS).
Condition EXCELLENT
Comments
Restricted