Structure Type: built works - religious structures - temples

Designers: Wurster, Bernardi and Emmons (WBE), Architects (firm); William Wilson Wurster (architect)

Dates: constructed 1956-1957

8500 Hillcrest Road
Dallas, TX 75225

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The Temple Emanu-El congregation was formed in 1875; it built three temples prior to this suburban 1957 building, facilities on Commerce Street (1876), Ervay Street (1899) and South Boulevard (1917). This Reformed congregation grew to become the largest in the Southwest, maintaining a membership of 2,800 families in 2012. (See "History of Temple Emanu-El,"Accessed 02/17/2012.)

William Wurster acted as a Consulting Architect on Temple Emanu-El; the primary architects were Howard R. Meyer and Max M. Sandfield, Associated Architects; the temple received an Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), 1957; Wurster's former colleague at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), György Kepes (1906-2001), coordinated art of the temple's interior.

PCAD id: 5662