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Beth Sholom Synagogue

Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
County of Montgomery.
National Register Number: 07000430
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Religious facility.
Congressional District: PA-2 Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - March 29, 2007):
Beth Sholom Synagogue is nationally significant as one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most important commissions during his career. Constructed between 1954 and 1959, the building is Wright’s only synagogue, among a relatively small number of religious commissions, stemming from the fruitful collaboration between the famous architect and the congregation’s rabbi, Mortimer J. Cohen. Beth Sholom Synagogue is one of a group of sixteen Wright buildings singled out in 1959 by the American Institute of Architects and the National Trust for Historic Preservation as his most important "to the nation...[and] which ought to be preserved in their original form."

the landmark was designated March 29, 2007


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