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Construction of Wilshire Boulevard Temple, view 1
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1928
Publication Information
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger.; Image printed on sheet with view 2.
This is the seat of one of the most highly respected Reform congregations, founded in 1862 as Congregation B'nai B'rith. Designed in the Byzantine Revival style by architects A.M. Edelman, S. Tilden Norton, and David C. Allison, this Temple was dedicated in 1929. Its richly ornamental interior features black marble, gold inlay, fine mosaics, rare woods, and Biblically-themed murals created by art director Hugo Ballin. The Temple was entered in the United States Register of Historic Places in 1984.
Cars travel past the Wilshire Boulevard Temple, located at 3663 Wilshire Boulevard, shown during its construction. The construction sign indicates that Herbert M. Baruch Corp. was the contractor.
1 photographic print :b&w ;10 x 12 cm. on sheet 26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Synagogues-Wilshire Boulevard Temple; N-003-422.1 4x5
Wilshire Boulevard Temple (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Building construction--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Domes--California--Los Angeles
Byzantine revival (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Synagogues--California--Los Angeles
Edelman, A.M
Norton, S. Tilden
Allison, David C
Ballin, Hugo,1879-1956
Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Herbert M. Baruch Corp

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