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Temple Emanuel
12166 Conway Road - West County
Architect: William Bernoudy, for Bernoudy, Mutrux & Bauer, 1962

Designed by St. Louis's most prominent Prairie Style architect, Temple Emanuel clearly shows the influence of Frank Lloyd Wright, under whom Bernoudy apprenticed in the 1930s. The roof form is a six-sided star, which shapes the intimate yet dramatic interior. Inside, laminated wood beams support the roof; wood trim is used throughout.

Temple Emanuel was built for a Reform congregation that remains heathily active today.

February 2005

November 2005

February 2008

The copper roof was replaced in 2005. By 2008, its patina had weathered to a dark brown.

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