Cheltenham Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Beth Sholom Synagogue
has been designated a
National Historic Landmark
This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America
Completed in 1959, this synagogue is one of the greatest achievements of Frank Lloyd Wright who worked with Rabbi Mortimer J. Cohen to create "A new thing — the American spirit wedded to the ancient spirit of Israel."
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1959.
Location. 40° 4.931′ N, 75° 7.592′ W. Marker is in Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Old York Road and Foxcroft Road, on the right when traveling north on Old York Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8231 Old York Rd, Elkins Park PA 19027, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 milesBeth Sholom Synagogue (within shouting distance of this marker); First Assembly of Abington Friends Meeting (approx. ¼ mile away); Wall House (The Ivy) (approx. 0.3 miles away); Shoemaker-Bosler Mill Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Shoemaker-Bosler Mill Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); Church Road and Washington Lane Historic Crossroad (approx. 0.8 miles away); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Cyrus H. K. Curtis (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cheltenham Township.
Additional keywords. Judaica, Judaism, Frank Lloyd Wright
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.