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Kismet Temple

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Built  1909 (1909)-1910
NRHP Reference #  13000909
Built by  Clark & Stowe
Added to NRHP  11 December 2013
Kismet Temple
Location  92 Herkimer St., Brooklyn, New York
Area  Less than 1.0 acre (0.40 ha)
Architectural style  Moorish Revival architecture
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Kismet Temple, also known as the Kismet Mosque and Friendship Baptist Church, is a historic meeting hall located in the Bedford–Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, Kings County, New York. It was built in 1909-1910 as the "Kismet Temple" of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Mystic Shrine, commonly referred to as "Shriners". It was designed by R. Thomas Short in the Eclectic Moorish Revival style. Its front facade is constructed of yellow brick and limestone-like glazed terra cotta trim with elaborate Moorish decoration. The building was sold to Friendship Baptist Church in 1966. It is thought to be the oldest Shriners mosque still intact.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.


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