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 city’s history.
The building that stands at the "clerk’s house" was photographed the day the sign was taken Click for a larger image Translation of the text on the sign
Baron Rothschild Clerk’s House
Baron Benjamin Edmund Rothschild, the "The Famous Benefactor", assisted the colonies in the Land of Israel.
He made available to the farmers professionals in various fields to guide and assist them.
For the purpose of housing this large-scale clerkship and operating the administrations, the Baron established in each colony "Clerical House", from which the varied aid system was operated.
The house built here was inaugurated in 1889.
When the clerk left the house in 1901, ownership was transferred to the committee, which determined his residence there.
Later, on the 2nd of Nissan (April 1, 1937), when Petah Tikva accepted a city status, here was the first seat of the Municipality of Petah Tikva.
In 1953, when the municipal offices were moved to their new home, the local rabbinate was housed here.
Later, Eliyahu Sapir Municipal Library settled here.
A memorial monument was erected in the yard of the four members of the colony who fell for its protection in 1921.
As the municipality moved to its current residence, the monument was moved there.
The "clerical house" was demolished and in its place an apartment building and shops were built.
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