Central Synagogue was built in 1872 in the Moorish Revival architectural style, consciously copying Budapest’s Dohany Street Synagogue. No other synagogue in New York City has been in continuous use for a longer period of time. Although the building once drew criticism for its elaborate style, it is now hailed as a National Historic Landmark and a symbolic pillar of New York’s Jewish community.
Spanish Revival homes became popular during the 1920s following the Panama-California Exposition, in San Diego from 1915-1917 where buildings were built using a mix of influences: Spanish Baroque, Spanish Colonial and Moorish Revival. The new homes based on these were named Spanish Colonial Revival. They had classic Spanish features on the exterior: white stucco walls, red terracotta roof tiles, wrought iron gates and window grilles and carved entry doors.