One of the signs posted by the Department of Site Preservation in Petah Tikva Municipality, which indicates buildings or places that are part of the citys history.
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PIKA - Palestine Association Colonization Translation of the text on the sign
The emblem of the city of Petah Tikva
Department of Site Conservation icon - Petah Tikva Municipality
This house, which was built in the late 19th century, was home to the PIKA school.
The house, which was one story and a flat roof, was originally used as a residence building.
In 1902, it was the first kindergarten in the colony that later became a "girls school."
In 1905, David Hayon began running a boys school here founded by the Barons clerks in 1885.
In 1907, a second floor was built and David Hayon founded the "mixed school" which he ran for 34 years. The school has organized all the cultural activities in the colony from its inception until World War I.
In 1974 the school moved to our current residence on Bilu Street. The municipal library entered this building and remained there until 1967.
At the same time as the librarys activities, the citys taboo department occupied the ground floor of the building from 1958 to 1999. Since then, the building has not been occupied.
The PIKA school building is intended to serve as a museum for the history of Petah Tikva.