[Beth-El Congregation's Second Synagogue]

Description:

Photograph of the entrance to the synagogue at 207 W. Broadway Ave. that served Beth-El Congregation from 1920 to 2000. The building has two stories plus a basement with a social hall and kitchen. It is constructed of red brick and limestone. In the photo, the facade has a frieze above the entry with a quote from Psalms ("Give Ear, O Lord, Unto My Prayer") as well as two limestone menorahs above the quotation. The stained-glass windows on the front and side of the building are protected by storm windows. This image shows the front of the building shortly before the congregation moved to a new location across town. Several of the decorative features, particularly the frieze and limestone arches, are stained with black marks from 80 years of air pollution. When the congregation moved in August of 2000, the frieze, menorahs, and a Ten-Commandment carving were removed from the facade and replaced with red brick.

Creator(s): Lauer, Ralph
Location(s): United States - Texas - Tarrant County - Fort Worth
Creation Date: 2000  
Partner(s):
Beth-El Congregation Archives
Collection(s):
Rescuing Texas History, 2010
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Creator (Photographer):
Lauer, Ralph

"Ralph Lauer, for Beth-El Congregation Archives"

Date(s):
  • Creation: 2000
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Tarrant County - Fort Worth
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
2000  
Description:

Photograph of the entrance to the synagogue at 207 W. Broadway Ave. that served Beth-El Congregation from 1920 to 2000. The building has two stories plus a basement with a social hall and kitchen. It is constructed of red brick and limestone. In the photo, the facade has a frieze above the entry with a quote from Psalms ("Give Ear, O Lord, Unto My Prayer") as well as two limestone menorahs above the quotation. The stained-glass windows on the front and side of the building are protected by storm windows. This image shows the front of the building shortly before the congregation moved to a new location across town. Several of the decorative features, particularly the frieze and limestone arches, are stained with black marks from 80 years of air pollution. When the congregation moved in August of 2000, the frieze, menorahs, and a Ten-Commandment carving were removed from the facade and replaced with red brick.

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 and designer Erno Fabry. When the congregation moved in 2000, the Ten Commandments at the apex of the trim, the two menorahs that flank the doors, the frieze bearing a biblical quote, and the two lanterns were removed and incorporated into the new building.

Physical Description:

1 photograph : col. ; 8 x 10 in.

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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-003
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth188535
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image