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

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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.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 25 cm.

Creation Information

Joe Weisberg 1948.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2010 and was provided by Beth-El Congregation Archives to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 43 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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  • Joe Weisberg "Photo by Joe Weisberg, Wedgway Drive, Fort Worth"

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Beth-El Congregation Archives

The Archives are dedicated to preserving memorabilia from the past and present pertaining to the Beth-El Congregation, a Fort Worth reform synagogue as well as its its members, activities, and the involvement of Jews in the local community. The Archives document the history of the local Jewish community dating back to the late 1850s.

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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.

Physical Description

1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 25 cm.

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The Hungarian-born designer Erno Fabry designed the building interior. At the same time, he was redesigning Meacham's downtown department store. The kidney-shaped depression in the ceiling is reminiscent of that store's mezzanine.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2010

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  • 1948

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  • Oct. 11, 2011, 4:13 p.m.

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  • Aug. 4, 2013, 5:23 a.m.

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Joe Weisberg. [Floating Star, Interior of Beth-El Congregation Sanctuary], photograph, 1948; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth188536/: accessed July 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Beth-El Congregation Archives.