The sign shape is rectangular but its head is designed according to the silhouette of the old building of the Gymnasia Herzliya, which serves as a logo of the Council for the Preservation of Heritage Sites in Israel
The Peoples House photo was taken that day Click for a larger image Translation of the text on the sign
Symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Israeli Heritage Sites
The Peoples House was built in 1930 as a central building in Nahalal. It was designed by architect Richard Kaufman (who designed Nahalal in 1921). The peoples house was designed and built in the "Bauhaus" style - a simple style with straight geometric lines; A design that combines functionality and clean aesthetics. The building, which has a flat roof, has a large gathering hall, a wide stage with a wooden floor and a basement under the stage. A high wing was built in front of the building, with a film screening machine.
The peoples house was built as a public building and also as a security home, with the aim of being able to gather the residents of Nahalal during the onset and the emergency. Through the windows, which were designed as firing holes, residents could be protected. In the 1930s and 1940s, the buildings basement served as a firearms training center and had a central stash. During the Second World War, the peoples house was appropriated by the British army and it served as a storage facility for fuel aircraft parked at the nearby airport. For many years, the Peoples House served as a cinema hall, and was a bi-weekly gathering place for all Nahalal members. All the social and cultural activities took place in it - weddings, parties, festive events and general meetings. The best "HaOhel" and "HaBima" actors performed on stage.