Mt. Sinai Jewish Center, Washington Heights, NYC

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Originally built for Congregation Mt Sinai Anshe Emeth, this building is now home to four different congregations. It was constructed in 1958-59 by Murphy & Horowitz, a partnership which may have been short lived as the firm was listed as Tabor & Horowitz the very next year on plans for a 16-story apartment building on the Upper East Side.

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The building is situated on a sloping site on 187th Street between Bennett Avenue and Broadway. It’s somewhat of an ungainly structure; the key feature is the masonry screen that encloses the glass wall running alongside the entrance hall.

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Interior images, including some of the stained glass can be seen on the Center’s rentals page. The plain facade facing Broadway also includes this metal menorah sculpture.

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