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HERZLIYA HEBREW HIGH SCHOOL
1913

HERZLIYA HEBREW HIGH SCHOOL
cir 1936


HERZLIYA HEBREW HIGH SCHOOL

This "gymnasium school" was founded in 1905 in the Jaffa area of Tel Aviv during a time when the area was in the hands of the Ottoman Empire. In 1909 it moved to another location on Herzl Street and was renamed in honor of Zionist leader Theodor Herzl.

In 1962 the school was razed in order to build the Shalom Meir Tower, an office tower with a small commercial center. At the time it was completed, the Shalom Meir Tower was the tallest building in the Middle East. The school was subsequently relocated. There was much debate about whether the high school should have been razed, and from this came an important discussion about the importance of preserving buildings of historical importance. The Society for Preservation of Israel Heritage Sites was created with this in mind.

Today the school is located on Jabotinsky Street in Tel Aviv and serves as a six-year secondary school.

 
 
 

--Text  and top photo, right from Wikipedia.

 


 



 

 


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