The Western Synagogue, London, designed by Claude W. Ferrier. c. 1909. Source: Academy Architecture and Architectural Review. [Click on images to enlarge them.]

According to the website, “The Western Synagogue was established in 1761, if not earlier. The congregation met at the house of Wolf Liepman in Great Pulteney street. In around 1765 a room was hired in Back alley, Denmark Court, Strand and moved to Dibdin’s Theatre, Sans Souci in Denmark Court in 1797. A break away congregation was formed in 1810 which became Maiden Lane Synagogue. Maiden Lane later re-joined the Western Synagogue. In 1826 the Western Synagogue moved to St Alban’s Place, Haymarket.” The site also reproduces Consecration of The Jewish Synagogue St Albans Place, a wood engraving from the 19 April 1851 Illustrated London News. (Thanks to Jacqueline Banerjee for find the material on

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Academy Architecture and Architectural Review. Ed. Alexander Koch. London: Academy Architecture, 1909. Internet Archive copy from University of Michigan Libraries. Web. 21 September 2017.

“Western Synagogue.” Web. 23 September 2017.

Last modified 21 September 2017