The next photo taken that day shows the sign in full and in the background of houses included in the Miller neighborhood Click for a larger image Translation of the text on the sign
The emblem of Rehovot
Rehovot - City of Science and Culture
The Miller neighborhood was located south of the Faculty of Agriculture. It dates back to the lands purchased by the settlement committee in 1906, which included the eastern part of the "sand mountain" (the designation for the area at the northern entrance of Rehovot). The land was divided into 40-acre plots on which planted and cultivated almond vineyards. The western part of the "sand mountain" was acquired during The 1920s, on which the test station was built.
Over the years, vineyard owners sold the plots to various people, including brothers Isaiah and Tuvia Miller. The land of Isaiah Miller, who did not stay in Israel and immigrated to South Africa, was designated for building houses.
In 1936, after the parcellation was done, the land was divided into small plots and the land was sold at a cost of 100 pounds per acre. The area became a place of settlement and its name was called the Miller neighborhood. On the other lands orchards were planted. Most of the plots for construction were bought by a group of academics who worked at the experimental station and at the Ziv Institute.