Designed by architect Louis Levi, whose work also included synagogues in Philadelphia and his native Baltimore, the building combines several traditional styles of architecture—Moorish, Romanesque, and Byzantine—that were popular at the turn of the century.

The light gray vitrified brick building is accented with terra cotta trimmings. Sixth & I has been called an outstanding example of early twentieth century American synagogue architecture.

  • Terra cotta carving adorns the building's outer walls. The circular plugs, put in place during the time of Turner Memorial, mask Stars of David that originally were visible.

  • The original Corinthian capitals decorate columns on either side of the building's entrances.