LEARN FROM HOME
The Museum at Eldridge Street is housed in a 19th-century synagogue that was built in an eclectic style, featuring elements of Gothic, Romanesque and Moorish design. That means it’s the perfect building to examine in order to learn a ton about architecture and develop an eye for style!
First, check out the architectural guide to our building’s exterior. We’ve listed 24 of its distinguishing features, and your assignment is to look for them on the illustration of the building. (Don’t worry. We’ve labeled some that may be harder to find.)
Now that you’re an architecture aficionado, it’s time to play Building Bingo! Print out the Building Bingo board – use one if you’re going to do it together as a family, or more if you want to make it a competition! Then, take to the streets to spot some of those same architectural features you learned about in Building Basics – but this time on buildings in your neighborhood. Once you find something, check it off on the Building Bingo board. Complete any five squares across, down, or diagonal and you’ve got Building Bingo!
Show us your new architectural expertise by snapping a picture of your completed Building Bingo grid and tagging us on Instagram – @museumateldridgestreet & #buildingbingo.