Thursday, July 9, 2015
Two Jewish Temples
Let's say that these members felt very strongly about the destruction of the old building. They also oversaw the demolition and also saving some of the carved wood elements of the old sanctuary. I thought their little parks was interesting. They didn't.
I'm still musing about the experience.
The first picture is the original Temple De Hirsch Sinai building (1907, Seattle). The second is the former Orange Street building of Temple Mishkan Israel building (1896, New Haven). Many similarities. The New Haven one was a bit bigger and grander. It still stands; now home to a public arts high school.
Many thanks to Gin who came with me to take notes.