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 school and sign appear in the photo taken that day 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
The old school
The building was built in 1896 in a style that was customary in the colony and was intended for the residence of the Baron’s clerk, Abraham Brill. The room at the front of the building was then a balcony, as in the other colony houses.
In 1905, the building began to serve as a school, with two classrooms and a kindergarten. During World War I, a Turkish officer and his company were housed there, and the basement of the building served as a prison. During the War of Independence, a front hospital was built for victims of the fighting in the area.
As the number of students increased, a large building was built to accommodate everyone. The old building is only used as a school office and teacher’s room.