November 23, 2009
Perspective drawing of Beth Sholom Synagogue, 1954. Copyright Â© the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
For modern architecture buffs, the Philadelphia suburb of Elkins Park it a must-see destination. That’s because it’s the home of Beth Sholom Synagogue, the last structure that Frank Lloyd WrightÂ completed during his lifetime (it’s also the only synagogue he ever designed). However, in recent years, seeing and touring this masterpiece has been a challenge, as there haven’t been regular hours during which it is open to the public.
Lucky for Frank fans, all that is about to change, thanks to the addition of a new visitors’ center, gift shop, and staff of volunteer tour guides. They still request that you call before you visit, but seeing this amazing building is more than worth a brief phone call. Admission is $10 a person and the funds collected go to preserving the historically designated building.
Beth Sholom Synagogue
8231 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027