[Beth-El Congregation's First Synagogue]

Description:

Photograph of Temple Beth-El, the first house of worship for Beth-El, Fort Worth's Reform Jewish congregation. It was a two-story, neo-classical synagogue constructed of wood and stucco. Above the columned entrance was a wooden Star of David, beneath which were the Hebrew words "Y'he Or," meaning "Let There Be Light." Handwritten notes on the back of the photograph say, "Beth-El Congregation's 1st synagogue; built 1908 @ 5th & Taylor Streets. Photo from The Jewish Monitor, 1915. Greek Revival Style, The Hebrew Lettering says: 'Let there be light.'"

Creator(s): The Jewish Monitor
Location(s): United States - Texas - Tarrant County - Fort Worth
Creation Date: 1915  
Partner(s):
Beth-El Congregation Archives
Collection(s):
Rescuing Texas History, 2010
Usage:
Total Uses: 66
Past 30 days: 2
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Photographer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1915
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Tarrant County - Fort Worth
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Date
1915  
Description:

Photograph of Temple Beth-El, the first house of worship for Beth-El, Fort Worth's Reform Jewish congregation. It was a two-story, neo-classical synagogue constructed of wood and stucco. Above the columned entrance was a wooden Star of David, beneath which were the Hebrew words "Y'he Or," meaning "Let There Be Light." Handwritten notes on the back of the photograph say, "Beth-El Congregation's 1st synagogue; built 1908 @ 5th & Taylor Streets. Photo from The Jewish Monitor, 1915. Greek Revival Style, The Hebrew Lettering says: 'Let there be light.'"

Note:

This temple was constructed at a cost of $6,000 on the southeast corner of 5th and Taylor Streets and was occupied by the congregation from 1908 to 1920. The building was then sold to Tribune Publishing Co., which occupied the premises into the 1960s before it became an asphalt parking lot for an adjacent church.

Physical Description:

1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 5 in.

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Subject(s):
Keyword(s): temples | Judaism | Jewish community
Partner:
Beth-El Congregation Archives
Collection:
Rescuing Texas History, 2010
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: BEA-PIX-BLD1-EXT-001
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth188532
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image