Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Mosque

Fraternal building (not associated with the Islamic faith) in Springfield, Missouri, USA

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The Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Mosque is located in downtown Springfield, Missouri on St. Louis Street.
Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Mosque is located in Missouri
Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Mosque
Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Mosque
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Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Mosque is located in the United States
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LocationSpringfield, Missouri
Coordinates37°12′33.94″N 93°17′10.5″W / 37.2094278°N 93.286250°W / 37.2094278; -93.286250Coordinates: 37°12′33.94″N 93°17′10.5″W / 37.2094278°N 93.286250°W / 37.2094278; -93.286250
Arealess than one acre
Built1920 (1920)
ArchitectHeckenlively & Mark; Olson, John
Architectural styleMoorish
Websitehttps://www.abashrine.com/
NRHP reference No.82003137[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 9, 1982

The Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Mosque (often known locally as "the Shrine Mosque" or simply "the Shrine") is a building of arabesque design located in downtown Springfield, Missouri, United States. It was built in 1923 for a cost of $600,000. It is owned by the Abou Ben Adhem Shriners and for many years was the site of the annual Shrine Circus. The five-story building includes a large auditorium with seating for over 4,000.[2] The name derives from Ibrahim ibn Adham, taken from the poem "Abou Ben Adhem" by Leigh Hunt.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Noelle Soren (August 1981). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Mosque" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2016-12-01. (includes 10 photographs from 1981)
  3. ^ ABA History Archived October 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine via Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Mosque

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