USC alumnus Sidney Eisenshtat was a prolific Los Angeles architect best known for his innovative modern synagogues and Jewish
educational buildings, although he also designed many noteworthy commercial structures and schools, as well as residential
projects, during his long career spanning from the late 1930s to the early 1980s. In May 1999, USC received his collection
of office and personal materials that includes project-related documents, correspondence, drawings, photographs, and ephemera.
Sidney Eisenshat (1914-2005) enjoyed a long and distinguished career as an architect whose practice was based in Los Angeles.
Born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1914, Eisenshtat settled in Los Angeles in 1926 and graduated from the University of Southern
California School of Architecture in 1935. In his early career, Eisenshtat worked on large projects for the United States
Department of Defense and designed tract houses and retail stores in Los Angeles and surrounding Southern California communities.
(32 linear feet) of project files, project-related materials, and memorabilia; and 54 drawers of architectural drawings and
The collection contains published materials; researchers are reminded of the copyright restrictions imposed by publishers
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when reusing such materials. The copyright to unpublished materials belongs to the heirs of the writers. Permission to publish,
quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.
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