There is now an apartment building in front of which is the sign , as seen in the photo taken that day Click for a larger image Translation of the text on the sign
Moshe Smilansky 1874-1953
Here in his possession stood the home of Moshe Smilansky - a farmer, writer and Zionist leader.
At the age of 16 immigrated from Ukraine. In 1892 he settled in Rehovot, where he worked as a winegrower, citrus grower, an educator, editor of "Bustenai". After the war he founded the Farmers’ Association and headed it. He headed Rehovot’s security leadership until 1936. At the same time, he redeemed lands in the Negev. His historical and fictional books depicted the life of the settlement and the people of the country - Jews as Arabs. His image was also perpetuated in the books of his brother’s grandson, S. Izhar ("Uncle Moshe’s Carriage," "Drop from the Top").
[Photos: The home of Tzila and Moshe Smilansky (on the back of his back) was photographed in the early 20th century
Tzila and Moshe Smilansky on their wedding day - April 1898]