[Beth-El Congregation's Second Synagogue]

Description:

Photograph of the front entrance of the second house of worship for Beth-El Congregation, Fort Worth's Reform Jewish congregation. The two-story building at 207 W. Broadway Ave., was constructed with red brick and limestone accents. The temple's facade has a frieze above the entry with a quote from Psalms ("Give Ear, O Lord, Unto My Prayer") as well as two menorahs above the entrance. There are many stained-glass windows on the front and side of the building, protected by storm windows. At the far right of the photograph, Broadway Baptist Church is visible behind the synagogue. There is also a car in the bottom right corner, and a lamppost with the street names "Galveston" and "W. Broadway" in the foreground.

Creator(s): Stenzler, Marty
Location(s): United States - Texas - Tarrant County - Fort Worth
Creation Date: 1970
Partner(s):
Beth-El Congregation Archives
Collection(s):
Rescuing Texas History, 2010
Usage:
Total Uses: 43
Past 30 days: 0
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Photographer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1970
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Tarrant County - Fort Worth
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
1970  
Description:

Photograph of the front entrance of the second house of worship for Beth-El Congregation, Fort Worth's Reform Jewish congregation. The two-story building at 207 W. Broadway Ave., was constructed with red brick and limestone accents. The temple's facade has a frieze above the entry with a quote from Psalms ("Give Ear, O Lord, Unto My Prayer") as well as two menorahs above the entrance. There are many stained-glass windows on the front and side of the building, protected by storm windows. At the far right of the photograph, Broadway Baptist Church is visible behind the synagogue. There is also a car in the bottom right corner, and a lamppost with the street names "Galveston" and "W. Broadway" in the foreground.

Note:

Beth-El Congregation moved into this building in the fall of 1920; the building burned in 1946 and was refurbished by contractor Harry B. Friedman (prior to this photo). In this image, the telephone pole on the corner is gone and house next door has been razed and replaced with a parking lot for the Baptist church.

Physical Description:

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

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Subject(s):
Keyword(s): temples | Judaism | Jewish community
Contributor(s):
Partner:
Beth-El Congregation Archives
Collection:
Rescuing Texas History, 2010
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: BEA-PIX-BLD2-EXT-002
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth188534
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image