I was cruising down Woodward to Eastern Market and figured I would stop by and take a few snaps of another one of my favorite buildings in Detroit (I have a lot). Please excuse the quality of the shots as I was in a hurry..and I’m not much a photographer. The building deserves better.
Temple Beth El at the corner of Gladstone and Woodward. Here’s the Wikipedia entry for Temple Beth El.
The congregation moved from Woodward and near Eliot (the building is now Wayne State’s Bonstelle Theatre) to the building pictured above in 1922. This building is quite a stunner as well.
In both cases the Temples were designed by this guy named Albert Kahn. Perhaps you’ve heard of him. If not see here… quite the body of work.
This is the front of the building. If you look closely you’ll see different sayings far above the doors.
The first time I saw the building this is the side I saw and the quote:
“MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED THE HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL PEOPLE”.