[Beth-El Congregation Building Committee]

[Beth-El Congregation Building Committee]

Date: 1999
Creator: Schweitzer, Leonard
Description: Photograph of Beth-El's Building Committee. Four of the committee members are seated around a wooden table, the other four members are standing behind them. Handwritten notes on the back of the photograph say "Briarhaven Planning Committee" "from Len S. Construction book" and list the persons in the photo from left to right. Front row: Lynny Sankary, [Committee Chairman] Irwin Krauss, Judith Cohen, Billy Rosenthal Back row: Ken Baum, Rabbi Ralph Mecklenburger, Dr. Ira Hollander, Shelden Anisman.
Contributing Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives
[Beth-El Congregation's First Synagogue]

[Beth-El Congregation's First Synagogue]

Date: 1915
Creator: The Jewish Monitor
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.'"
Contributing Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives
[Interior of Beth-El Congregation Sanctuary]

[Interior of Beth-El Congregation Sanctuary]

Date: 2000
Creator: Lauer, Ralph
Description: Photograph of the interior of the second house of worship for Fort Worth's Reform Jewish congregation after being remodeled in 1981. This image was taken with the main lights turned off to show the sanctuary's 72 Castelli fiberglass lights, which evoke the imagery of a flock of doves. The stained glass in the background dates to the 1948 remodeling.
Contributing Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives
[Masonic Temple]

[Masonic Temple]

Date: 197?
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an exterior view of a brick building identified as a Masonic Temple on 1901 Lakeshore Drive. The building is several stories high, and columns extend past two floors. Shrubs and trees surround the lodge. It was constructed in 1927 and opened in July of 1928.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Large Tree in Front of a Wooden Cabin]

[Large Tree in Front of a Wooden Cabin]

Date: unknown
Creator: Crofoot, George W.
Description: None
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
[Decorative Cobblestone Entrance of a Church]

[Decorative Cobblestone Entrance of a Church]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the decorative cobblestone entrance of a church. The entrance, which is in the center of the image, consists of closed double-doors and steps leading up to them. The entrance is partially hidden by the two large shaped bushes on either side. The building turns the corner and continues in the background on the right-hand side of the entrance. The wall visible in the background is lined with windows. Several voluptuous bushes and shrubs are visible around the property. There is a handwritten note in Spanish on the back of the photograph that translates to read, "Waco, Texas Front of the temple. Mexican Presbyterian Church".
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
[Masonic Temple Exterior]

[Masonic Temple Exterior]

Date: 1927
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the exterior of a Masonic Temple. It has three stories with small balconies on top floor. There is a staircase leading to the front doors and four large columns. Handwriting on the back of the photograph reads, "Masonic temple. 1901 Lakeshore Drive, Port Arthur. Built 1927."
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Correspondence between Dr. Meyer Bodansky and J. W. Mack - 1940]

[Correspondence between Dr. Meyer Bodansky and J. W. Mack - 1940]

Date: unknown
Creator: Bodansky, Meyer, 1896-1941
Description: Correspondence between Dr. Meyer Bodansky and J.W. Mack of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations 1940, regarding voluntary contributions to help rebuild a destroyed temple in Albany, Georgia.
Contributing Partner: Moody Medical Library, UT
[Church Repair]

[Church Repair]

Date: 1946/1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of the construction of the Danevang Lutheran Church chapel in Danevang, Texas. There is a truck holding large equipment in the center of the photograph. There are several construction workers pictured throughout the image. There are some trees and shrubs in the background.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Floating Star, Interior of Beth-El Congregation Sanctuary]

[Floating Star, Interior of Beth-El Congregation Sanctuary]

Date: 1948
Creator: Joe Weisberg
Description: Photograph of the floating star which was suspended from the ceiling as part of the interior design of the sanctuary when Beth-El was rebuilt in 1948 after the 1946 fire. The interior designer was the Hungarian-American architect Erno Fabry.
Contributing Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives
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