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Beth Israel Synagogue

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1925, Frye and Stone; 1960s additions. 920 Franklin Rd. SW
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)

This buff-colored brick synagogue was built for a congregation formed in the late nineteenth century. The building combines classical features in an unusual and rather severe design. A two-story Ionic portico, with an entablature, is engaged with and centered on the stepped gabled and parapeted facade. Doors and windows occupy each of the bays between the columns. A small Star of David occupies the gable.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Beth Israel Synagogue", [Roanoke, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Virginia vol 2

Buildings of Virginia: Valley, Piedmont, Southside, and Southwest, Anne Carter Lee and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 420-420.

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