Posts Tagged ‘Pesti Izraelita Hitközség’

Buildings in the Salgótarjáni Street Jewish Cemetery, 1904-1908| Budapest

According to our present knowledge, Béla Lajta’s relationship with the Pest Chevra Kadisa, the Jewish community’s burial society (responsible for the arrangement of its funeral matters and the maintenance of its cemeteries) began at the end of 1903. This year he won a competition for the construction of arcaded vaults in the Rákoskeresztúr (Kozma Street)...Read more...

Sepulchral monuments, 1903–1918|

Sepulchral monuments designed by Béla Lajta cca. 1903 1. Monument of Mrs. Dávid Leitersdorfer, born Teréz Ungár (mother of Béla Lajta) – Budapest, Rákoskeresztúr jewish cemetery 1904 2. Family vault of Sándor and Róza Schmidl – Budapest, Rákoskeresztúr jewish cemetery cca. 1904 3. Monument of Sándor Epstein and his family – Budapest, Rákoskeresztúr jewish cemetery 4. Monument of Béla Lederer –...Read more...

Competition plans for the arcaded vaults of the Rákoskeresztúr jewish cemetery, 1903 (1st prize)|Budapest, X. Kozma utca.|

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Competition plans for the synagogue of the Lipótváros district, 1898–1899 (3rd prize)|Budapest, V. Markó utca

Lajta, unknown architect at the onset of his career that he was, won third prize at the competition for the plans of the synagogue of the Budapest district of Lipótváros in 1899. He had made the plans at the turn of 1898 and 1899 during his stay in London. The assignment was ambitious: the Jewish...Read more...

Grammar School of the Pest Jewish Congregation, 1913–1914|Budapest, XIV. Cházár András utca 10.

Between 1892 and 1895 no fewer than three foundations were created to support the construction of a non-vocational Jewish secondary school, which the fundraisers saw as an efficient measure to counter the continuing decrease of religious zeal among the Jewish elite and the consequent loss of identity. Béla Lajta and Ármin Hegedüs, both highly experienced...Read more...
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The oeuvre of Bela Lajta

Competition plans for the synagogue of the Lipótváros district, Music shop of Ferenc and Mór Bárd, Porch of the Café New York, Zenta Fire Station, Dezső Malonyay’s house, Wechselmann Boarding School for Blind Children, Family vault of Mrs. Benjámin Griesz, Jónás Hecht and Son’s Textile Shop, Charity Home of the Pest Chevra Kadisa, Ceremonial Building of the Salgótarjáni Street Jewish cemetery, Parisiana night club, Vocational Secondary School of Trade, Apartment block of the Harsányi Bros., Central office and apartment block of the Bank of Erzsébetváros, Shop and apartment block of the Lajta Bros., Budapest Public Library, Grammar School of the Pest Jewish Congregation…

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Biographical documents

Documents of the Leitersdorfer family, Studies, Marriage, Activity in professional organisations, Lajta-portraits, Items from the art collection, Fragments of oriental ceramics, Photographic collection, Correspondence, Texts on and by Béla Lajta…

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BÉLA LAJTA VIRTUAL ARCHIVES The new English version of our homepage will be presented to the international audience on 06.06.2011 at the “Multilateral Exchange” of the Réseau Art Nouveau Network in Barcelona. The topic of the workshop is: “New Technologies and Social Networks in the Diffusion of Heritage: Challenges and...Read more...

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