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20820 Western Avenue Olympia Fields

20820 Western Avenue Olympia Fields

Exact Construction Date: 1963

Date Research Source: http://www.templeanshesholom.org/history/

Primary Materials: Brick

Architect | Builder: Percival Goodman

Current Use: Temple Anshe Sholom Synagogue
(at time of survey)

Building Classification: Building

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General Notes:

Significant records of the congregation were sealed in the cornerstone to be preserved for generations to come.

Roof Form: Flat

Surveyors: Lauren May, John Smagner, Jessica Mavrogenes

Survey Date: 4/3/19

Related Literature: http://www.templeanshesholom.org/history/

Noteworthy Classification Features:

Tall double stacked towers that extend above the roof line on the front are flanked by tall, narrow stained glass windows with angular panes. A wide canopy with a flat roof extends across the front of the temple. Perpendicular beams with a textured finish are anchored to the building and extend past the canopy. The canopy is supported by brick pillars. A decorative alloy metal torah sculpture hangs on the front wall of the adjoining building.

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