1004 WATTS STREET - BETH EL SYNAGOGUE

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1004 WATTS STREET - BETH EL SYNAGOGUE

1004
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Durham
NC
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Built in
1957
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  • Submitted by Ellen Cassilly on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 4:10pm

    Any idea who was the architect on this project? Maybe one of the Webb brothers?

  • Submitted by Virginia on Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 5:59pm

    Ellen,

    I think this was designed by Percival Goodman, AIA, who designed an enormous number of synagogues and taught at Columbia for a number of years.

    Lovely building, even if it is over 50 !

    VF

  • Submitted by Virginia on Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 5:59pm

    Ellen,

    I think this was designed by Percival Goodman, AIA, who designed an enormous number of synagogues and taught at Columbia for a number of years.

    Lovely building, even if it is over 50 !

    VF

  • Submitted by Glenda on Friday, January 10, 2014 - 10:04pm

    Dad was the congregation's treasurer and helped to raise money to build Beth-El. He would be proud to see how it continues to flourish to this day.

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  • Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:45am by gary

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36° 0' 36.7524" N, 78° 54' 38.6316" W
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1004
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1957
Businesses: 
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
,
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

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In the publication titled, Percival Goodman: Architect - Planner - Teacher - Painter, it lists the Beth-el Durham, NC Congregation in his lists of works in the year 1955 (page 188.) Here. Wikipedia says, Percival Goodman (January 13, 1904 – October 11, 1989) was an American urban theorist and architect who designed more than 50 synagogues between 1948 and 1983. He has been called the "leading theorist" of modern synagogue design,[1] and "the most prolific architect in Jewish history."[2]

Here is a commermorative blog on Percival Goodman by Samuel Gruber. 

CT Wilson Construction began construction on this building in 2018 to expand the sanctuary, add ADA features, relocate the Torah Ark to face towards Jerusalem (East), and upgrade plumbing, mechanical, and electrical as well as the interior finishes. Weinstein Friedlein Architects' design retains the historic and religious aspects of the existing building while improving the functionality of the space for the congregation. 

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Any idea who was the architect on this project? Maybe one of the Webb brothers?

Ellen,

I think this was designed by Percival Goodman, AIA, who designed an enormous number of synagogues and taught at Columbia for a number of years.

Lovely building, even if it is over 50 !

VF

Ellen,

I think this was designed by Percival Goodman, AIA, who designed an enormous number of synagogues and taught at Columbia for a number of years.

Lovely building, even if it is over 50 !

VF

Dad was the congregation's treasurer and helped to raise money to build Beth-El. He would be proud to see how it continues to flourish to this day.

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