The sign is part of a series of signs posted by the Raanana Municipality that describe significant places in the history of the place.
The QR code indicates the following link from the Raanana Heritage site: The People’s House
The People’s House (now the City Hall) was photographed on the day the sign was taken Click for a larger image Translation of the text on the sign
Raanana city emblem
[Image: People’s House]
The cornerstone for the People’s House was laid in 1925. The "Ahuza A - New York" company donated a sum of money to build it and the residents and workers were rescued in favor of construction by donating working days.
From 1927, the building began to serve the residents of the colony as a center for public activity and cultural and spiritual gathering. It has a secretariat, a school, a kindergarten, a synagogue, a clinic, a post office and a library. The main hall of the People’s House was used for meetings and cultural events.
In 1931, the site was converted into the seat of the Moshava Council, the place of work of Baruch Ostrovsky, the first head of the council.
Initially, the entrance was on both sides of the building. Until 1932, a wide staircase was built at the front that exists till this day. Later, on the same decade a second floor was added to the People’s House.
In 1936, with the declaration of Ra’anana "as a local council" by the British mandate government, the People’s House was declared the Ra’anana Local Council.
In the mid-1970s, the main hall was converted into a council office.
In 2008, an elevator was added to make the building accessible and the building a was covered with bricks similar to the original brick.
Since 1981, with the announcement of Raanana to the city, the building has been the main building of the Raanana Municipality.