Moorish style

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Moorish style

A long-lasting Islamic Iberian style created by the ruling Moors who invaded from North Africa and were brilliant woodcarvers and leatherworkers. Little furniture was used or survives from this era, in which richly covered cushions were important, but it was part of the Muslim world inspiration for a 1856–1907 revival. See HispanoMoresque.
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Dedicated in 1884 as a synagogue by Oheb Shalom Congregation, the Moorish Revival structure was used by their members until 1911 when they relocated to High Street.
Festooned with trimmings typical of the Moorish Revival style, such as domes, turrets, horseshoe arches, geometric arabesques, and muqarnas (corbels bunched together in geometric patterns), the facade gives Zysman Hall a sense of exoticness (see Figure 7).
While the Moorish Revival style dominates the exterior, art deco reigns inside the vestibule, with its elaborate geometric light fixtures and metal radiator grills.