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Sign: Jerusalem - Heritage Sites in Israel - Villa Lea (Abcarius House)

Sderot Ben Maimon 6, Jerusalem, Israel
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On the sign:
סמל המועצה לשימור אתרי מורשת בישראל
סמל העיר ירושלים
סמל משרד התרבות והספורט
סמל החברה הממשלתית לתיירות
לוגו "עושים מהפכה בתיירות"

וילה לאה (בית אבקריוס)
הבית הזה נבנה בשנת 1934 כבית מגורים פרטי ומפואר עבור עורך הדין ד"ר נסיב אבקריוס ביי על ידי האדריכלים דן ורפאל בן דור. הבניין עוצב בסגנון הבינלאומי ונקרא וילה לאה, על שם לאה טננבוים, אשתו של עורך הדין.
במהלך השנים התגוררו בבית הזה אליעזר קפלן (שר האוצר הראשון), חיים הרצוג (הנשיא השישי), ד"ר יוסף בורג (חבר כנסת ושר בממשלות ישראל), משה דיין (חבר כנסת ושר בממשלות ישראל), דוד הגואל (מפקד ירושלים) ועוד.

Villa Lea (Abcarius House)
"Villa Lea" was built in 1934 as a private residence for Dr. Nasib Abcarius Bey, a Jerusalem lawyer. Designed in the International Style by architects Dan and Raphael Ben Dor. Abcarius named the residence after his wife, Lea Tenenbaum.
Over the years, the villa has been home to many important figures.

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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 building was photographed on the day the sign was taken Click for a larger image

Translation of the text on the sign:
Symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Israeli Heritage Sites
Jerusalem city emblem
The emblem of the Ministry of Culture and Sport
The emblem of the Government Tourism Company
"Tourism Revolution Logo"

In the Hebrew version some of the important figures are mentioned:
Eliezer Kaplan (First Minister of Finance), Haim Herzog (Sixth President), Dr. Joseph Burg (Member of Knesset and Minister of Israeli Governments), Moshe Dayan (Member of Knesset and Minister of Government of Israel), David HaGoel (Commander of Jerusalem)

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