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Prince Street Synagogue [Congregation Oheb Shalom]
Newark, Essex County
Saved at the last moment from the wrecking ball, this is the last remaining
synagogue in Essex county. It was built in 1884 for the Oheb Shalom
congregation, the second oldest Jewish congregation in the city. In
1939 it was sold to the Metropolitan Baptist Church, who used it until
1993. The style is a combination of Moorish and Romanesque, and efforts
are now being made to restore it.