Joseph G. Brin, Architect & Writer

Faith In Industry

In Space for Faith on March 23, 2012 at 4:55 am

An abandoned 70, 000 sq. ft. bottling plant in Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties neighborhood was just the right source for Rabbi Gedaliah Lowenstein, seventh generation Californian, to tap for his new synagogue. Of course, the price was also just right – rent free. An agreement with generous and supportive building owners, though, designated that the building could be sold out from under them at any time. That was five years ago. The “For Sale” sign is still out there catching the breeze on North American Street.

“Building for Sale, Pray Within”

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