Constructed in 1887, the majestic Eldridge Street Synagogue has been a staple institution in the Lower East Side for 128 years. At Untapped Cities, we’ve learned that any New York City landmark that has been around for over a decade is bound to be filled with plenty of secrets. For example, did you know that the chandelier in the synagogue is actually upside down? And that no one knows what the original stain glass looks like? On February 23d, discover even more about this stunning structure’s architecture, embellishments and history on our after-hours tour, in partnership with the Museum at Eldridge Street, where we will unveil the building’s other hidden gems.
In addition to learning about the synagogue’s history and secrets, the Museum at Eldridge Street archivist will present the its latest exhibition: “Jewish Ghetto in Postcards”. In captivating color and stark black and white, this exhibition of original postcards from the Blavatnik Archive recalls vanished places in the United States and Eastern Europe that are at the heart of the Jewish immigrant experience.
Below are more pictures of the Eldridge St Synagogue: