" It is possible to be awestruck by the exotic splendor of this meticulously restored sanctuary."

Edward Rothstein, New York Times




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c. 1920s
Unglazed colored ceramic tile
Approximately 8 feet wide x 24 feet long

The mosaic-tiled floor of the vestibule may be recognizable to anyone
familiar with New York buildings of the early 20th century.

Inexpensive and easy to clean, colorful mosaic tile was the quintessential tenement hallway floor, and was also found on the floors of candy stores, restaurants, bars and drug stores. This floor is not original to our 1887 building, but reflects the congregation’s need to repair and restore on the cheap in the 1920s.

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