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Sign: Petah Tikva - The Founders Square - Meir David Gutman

Hovevei Tsiyon St 44, Petah Tikva, Israel
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On the sign:
מאיר דוד גוטמן
תקפ"ז-תרנ"ד 1827-1894

נולד בהונגריה. בשנת 1876 עלה לארץ. גוטמן היה זקן קבוצת היוזמים והמייסדים של המושבה ובעל ההון שביניהם. אדמות המושבה נרכשו בכספו. עמד בראש המתיישבים הראשונים ויצג אותם מול המוסדות המרכזיים בארץ ישראל ומחוצה לה.
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The sign is one of the signs in the founders’ square in Petah Tikva and commemorates the city’s founders.

On the other side of the sign is a relief featuring Meir David Gutman riding a horse Click for a larger image

The following photo taken that day shows the place of the signs in the square Click for a larger image

The square itself is also on the site Click for sign's details

Near this sign are statues of the other four founders:
Click for sign's details - Yehoshua Stampfer

Click for sign's details - Zerah Barnett

Click for sign's details - Yoel Moshe Salomon

Click for sign's details - Yehuda Rab

All sculptures were created by Samuel Ben-Ami. Here is the label on one of the statues: Click for a larger image

Translation of the text on the sign:
Meir David Gutman

Born in Hungary. He immigrated to Israel in 1876. Gutman was the elder of the colony’s founders and founders and the owner of the capital between them. The colony lands were purchased with his money. He chaired the first settlers and represented them with the central institutions in Israel and abroad.

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