The sign shape is rectangle 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 square picture was taken that day Click for a larger image
The square itself also appears on the site Click for sign's details Translation of the text on the sign
Symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Israeli Heritage Sites
The emblem of the city of Petah Tikva Founders Square
In the summer of 1878, the founders of Petah Tikva settled on this hill. Their first action was to dig a well. The excavation took two months, and in the year 1878 they declared: "We found water"! The water was found at a depth of 21 meters and the well house and waterways were built.
The Bedouin called the well Bir-Shuah and referred to it as fertility virtues. Later, a mechanical pump was installed in the well and pipes were drawn from it to the colony houses. The center of the hill served as a place for a threshing floor, and around it the first houses were erected.
As the colony was rebuilt, the house was rebuilt and the first streets exiting this square began. The hill served as a gathering and recreation place. Here came the Second Aliyah workers to win a working day and here they sang and danced every night. In the square, young people met for the sound of the "Violin-Zion" orchestra.
On the sides of the square stood the post office, the pharmacy and the school. This is where the stagecoach and automobiles left to Jaffa. In 1938, the first garden was inaugurated, planted in the center of the hill and named after the founders of Petah Tikva.
From this garden a solitary eucalyptus survived on the outskirts of the square ...