[Beth-El Congregation's Second Synagogue] Metadata

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  • Main Title [Beth-El Congregation's Second Synagogue]


  • Photographer: J. Allison
    Creator Type: Organization
    Creator Info: J. Allison photographer, 4500 Byrd Drive, Fort Worth, Texas


  • Architect: Pollard, J. J.
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Other: Wm. Bryce & Co.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: Building was constructed by Wm. Bryce & Co.


  • Creation: 1948


  • English


  • Content Description: Photograph of the second synagogue of Beth-El Congregation, Fort Worth's Reform Jewish house of worship. The photo appears to have been taken in 1948 after the temple was refurbished due to a 1946 fire that gutted the interior. The red-brick building, at 207 W. Broadway Ave., has two-stories plus a basement with a social hall and kitchen. The building'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 frieze. There are also stained-glass windows around the entrance and along the length of the building. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says, "Exterior 2nd Temple. 207 W. Broadway."
  • Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.


  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Religious institutions.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Synagogues -- Texas -- Fort Worth.
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Religion - Synagogues
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Religion - Denominations - Jewish
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Architecture - Buildings
  • Keyword: temples
  • Keyword: Judaism
  • Keyword: Jewish community

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  • Item is a Primary Source


  • Place Name: United States - Texas - Tarrant County - Fort Worth
  • Time Period: mod-tim
  • Coverage Date: 1948


  • Name: Rescuing Texas History, 2010
    Code: SG10


  • Name: Beth-El Congregation Archives
    Code: BECA

Resource Type

  • Photograph


  • Image


  • Accession or Local Control No: BEA-PIX-BLD2-EXT-001
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth188533


  • Display 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. In later years, the telephone pole on the corner and house next door were absent.
  • Digital Preservation: creationAppName: Adobe Photoshop creationAppVersion: CS creationHardware: Epson Perfection V700 Photo