Two Buffalo properties have been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave., and Ziegele-Phoenix Refrigeration House and Office, 835 Washington St., now the Phoenix Brewery Apartments, were listed in mid-January.
The Modernist temple was designed by Max Abramovitz and opened in 1967. A 60-foot ceiling extends over a 1,000-seat sanctuary, 10 scalloped walls and two 30-foot-high commandment tablets that front two large stained-glass windows by artist Ben Shahn. The Cofeld Judaic Museum is open to the public.
The three-story sandstone Ziegele-Phoenix Refrigeration House was built in 1888 as part of Ziegele-Phoenix Brewing Co. The property was converted into apartments in 2016.
The National Register list recognizes the national importance of the designated properties and provides a measure of protection.