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Wilshire Boulevard Temple
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Works Progress Administration Photo Collection
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Exterior view of Wilshire Boulevard Temple (formerly the B'nai B'rith Temple), at 3663 Wilshire Boulevard. Cars are seen parked on both Wilshire and Hobart outside the Temple. 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.
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Photographic prints
Works Progress Administration Collection
WPA 1531 4x5
Wilshire Boulevard Temple (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Synagogues--California--Los Angeles
Byzantine revival (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Works Progress Administration Collection photographs
Edelman, A.M
Norton, S. Tilden
Allison, David C
Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Ballin, Hugo,1879-1956

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