Mendelsohn (Tahara) House- Erich Mendelsohn

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In 1913, the Tahara House, also known as the Mendelsohn House, was completed by Erich Mendelsohn.  It is located in Olsztyn, Poland.  This building was used as a Jewish Tahara house to serve a a place of worship.

This building does not contain Mendelsohn’s usual style of a modernized/ futuristic twist.  It is suggested this building was built with influence of his father.  However, during WWII, this building sat vacant.

In current-day Poland, this building is now used as a center for intercultural dialogue.

Personally, this building is not one of my favorites of Mendelsohn’s buildings.  I enjoy his modernized buildings and find this one very plain.  Its a very traditional, simple design which is not very appealing to the eye.

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