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Name: Sigmund Braverman

Birth/Established: May 22, 1894   Death/Dissolved: March 27, 1960

 

Firm Affiliation: Braverman & Halperin

Biography:  
  Sigmund Braverman was a prominent Jewish architect who designed forty synagogues in the United States and Canada. He was born in Csepe, Austria-Hungary and came to the United States at age ten, settling in Pittsburgh. He became a naturalized citizen in 1915. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1917 and served in the military in World War I. He came to Cleveland in 1920 and opened an architectural practice. His work included shopping centers, schools, and hospitals. From 1932 to 1935, he was assistant, then acting Cleveland city architect. From 1948 until his death, he was associated with Moses P. Halperin in the firm of Braverman & Halperin. He was a leader in Cleveland's Zionist movement. He was the director of the Bureau of Jewish Education, trustee of the Cleveland Jewish Fund, and vice president and director of the Jewish Community Center. 

 

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Building Name Date Address Status
 

Cleveland
Unknown
1924
7001 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland
Standing
1935
2374 Euclid Heights Boulevard
Cleveland Heights
Standing
1937
2378 Euclid Heights Boulevard
Cleveland Heights
Standing
1951

Cleveland
Unknown
1952

Cleveland
Unknown
1957
23737 Fairmount Boulevard
Beachwood
Standing
1958
1508 Warrensville Center Road
Cleveland Heights
Standing

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Van Tassel, David D. and Grabowski, John J., Editors; The Dictionary of Cleveland Biography; Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana Press, 1996


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