So they commissioned E. F. Everett as the architect and within a year, the synagogue was done.
This style also looks like early eastern European synagogues.
In the paperwork around the landmark status, the building is described as neoclassic. That author felt that the interior looked like iconic Touro synagogue in Rhode Island. Maybe the interior but, to my untrained eye, it doesn't look the same to me at all.
E. F. Everett is a local architect, I've seen references to churches and schools and residences. How would he know how to build a synagogue? I don't think he would know about how synagogues in eastern Erurope looked. He might not know of Brunner's work; why would he know about the Connecticut buildings? There were no other big synagogues anywhere around.
OK, I have a theory. I ran into some clip art from a University of South Florida site.
This kind of looks right. The source they gave was
Bible symbols, or, The Bible in pictures : designed and arranged to stimulate a greater interest in the study of the Bible by both young and old
Frank Beard 1842-1905. Martha Van Marter 1839 @1904
I think I can actually get this book through Summit Libraries. He could have had this book. 1904. Since he did churches having a source of Biblical images might be helpful. He could have looked it up to get an idea of what a synagogue was supposed to look like.
What do you think?