Crescent Temple Building, Trenton

According to (see link below), Crescent Temple was "designed by Philadelphia architect and movie house specialist Walter Hankin in 1929. The building features decoration in local terra cotta, arch motifs, vast opulent spaces, and high quality modern construction with durable materials. The auditorium seats 3,000, and a banquet hall on the lower level seats 800. Paradoxically, the buildings size and high costs of upkeep are significant impediments to any viable re-use plans."

We hope to post additional information on this building in the future.

Doorway of Crescent Temple, Trenton.

Details of doorway. Photographs by K.N. Ogden.

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