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Congregation Beth El

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2005–2007, Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates. 249 Arch St.
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

The original synagogue was replaced by the Philadelphia modernists using the facade screen that harkens back to their earliest urban projects such as Guild House ( PH194), but in the bold colors of their recent work. Within, the glowing top-lit synagogue is oriented toward Jerusalem.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


What's Nearby


George E. Thomas, "Congregation Beth El", [Sunbury, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 397-398.

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