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Abraham Levytansky House

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1898, Jules Leffland. 208 E. Stayton Ave.
  • (The Lyda Hill Texas Collection of Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)

For jeweler Abraham Levytansky, Leffland designed a two-story house that steps in plan from a thin front bay, flanked by a pair of slender, conically roofed turrets, to increasing degrees of thickness, a telescoping organization underscored by the continuous horizontals of the house's wraparound, two-story gallery.

At 604 N. Main Street is Congregation B'nai Israel Temple of 1923, an austere, slender, one-story temple and community house built of red brick with narrow, segmentally arched windows set between piers on its long side elevations. The building has an archaic look. Congregation B'nai Israel was organized in 1865, making it the second-oldest Jewish congregation in Texas.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Abraham Levytansky House", [Victoria, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 483-483.

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