Percival Goodman

Percival Goodman

Just as undeservedly forgotten as Paul Goodman was his brother, Percival, who was once the nation’s leading synagogue architect.  Between 1936-1979, Percival designed over fifty synagogues and religious buildings around the United States, including the Fifth Avenue Synagogue in Manhattan; Congregation Adath Israel in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, and Shaarey Zedek in Detroit.  However, Percival was much better known in his time as an urban theorist who staunchly believed in rational city planning.  In fact, the Goodman Brothers together wrote extensively on American urban planning, such