The sign shape is square 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 following photo taken on that day shows the building Click for a larger image Translation of the text on the sign
Symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Israeli Heritage Sites
Icon of the Eran Shamir Colony Museum Mazkeret Batya
The emblem of Mazkeret Batya Local council
In one of the first four houses of the colony, built in 1884, was the Levin family’s unit of residence. The first houses were called Kazramats - barracks, because of their shape, and were unique to the colony Ekron (today - Mazkeret Batya). The buildings were built as rooftop where an upper floor was used for residential purposes, and thus managed to circumvent the Ottoman government’s ban on the construction of Jewish immigrants’ homes. In 1887, or shortly thereafter, a barn was built at the end of the courtyard, and the extension was adapted to residential usage.
The walls of the Kazramats were built of kurkar stones on superficial foundations, flat arches bearing the weight of the wall above the windows, but the opening of the window was rectangular with the help of a wooden lintel. The second floor is made of wooden slabs, which are mounted on a wooden floor. The tree was brought from Europe. An inner wall on the ground floor was built using the Baghdad method (a wooden skeleton filled with material). The unit was expropriated for preservation and renovated in 2005.