The Temple (Atlanta)
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|NRHP reference No.||82002420|
|Added to NRHP||September 9, 1982 |
|Designated ALB||October 23, 1989|
The Temple (formally, the Hebrew Benevolent Congregation) is a Reform synagogue in Atlanta, Georgia. The oldest Jewish congregation in Atlanta, it was established in 1860 to serve the needs of German-Jewish immigrants. The Temple, designed by Philip Trammell Shutze in a Neoclassical style, was completed in 1931.
Previous temples of the congregation were located at: 
- 1875–1902: Garnett and Forsyth Streets, downtown
- 1902–1929: South Pryor and Richardson Streets, Washington-Rawson neighborhood southeast of downtown 
During the 1950s and 1960s The Temple became a center for civil rights advocacy. In response, white supremacists bombed The Temple on October 12, 1958, with no injuries. While arrests were made, there were no convictions. Atlanta Journal-Constitution editor Ralph McGill's outraged front-page column on the Temple bombing won a Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing.  The Temple as well as the bombing event was used as a central theme in the film Driving Miss Daisy (1989).
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
- "Pioneer Citizens' History of Atlanta, 1833-1902: Pub. By the Pioneer Citizens' Society of Atlanta". 1902.
- photo ( Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine) after it had been converted into a Greek Orthodox Church
- "The Temple". Atlanta: A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary. National Park Service. October 10, 2008.
Media related to The Temple (Atlanta) at Wikimedia Commons
- Synagogue website
- The Temple at Atlanta Urban Design Commission
- The Temple, National Park Service Atlanta
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