Various signs
The ultimate street signs, historical sites and house numbers site
× Want to add signs? There is an app! Get it on Google Play Download on the App Store

Sign: Kfar Haim - Heritage Sites in Israel - The Water tower


Address:
3, Kfar Haim, Israel
City:
Country:
Shape:
Material:
Placement:
Tags:
Click here for a map that contains other items in the area

Click here for a map that contains other items in the area.
On the sign:
סמל המועצה לשימור אתרי מורשת בישראל
סמל מושב כפר חיים

מגדל המים
מגדל המים נבנה על ידי החברים בשנת 1935, בראש הגבעה שבמרכז הכפר. הברכה שבראש המגדל משמשת לאגירת מי השתייה לצורכי תושבי הכפר. סמוך למגדל עמד הצריף שבו התגוררו מקימי הכפר, ומאוחר יותר הוקמו שם צריפים לבית הספר וגן הילדים. בשלוש הקומות שמתחת לברכת המים היו מוסדות הציבור: בקומה הראשונה הייתה המרפאה הראשונה, שבה עבדו הרופא, ד"ר שיבר (שיבא) והחובשת ריבה. כשהמרפאה עברה למשכנה החדש הפך החדר לספרייה. מאוחר יותר, הוקם באותו חדר משרד הדואר. בקומה השנייה הייתה המזכירות והנהלת חשבונות. בקומה השלישית היה מחסן הנשק. בשנות הארבעים, אותתו (במורס) בני הכפר מראש המגדל ליישובי הסביבה. על המדרגות, החובקות את המגדל תלוי עד היום צינור ברזל, אשר שימש כ"פעמון" ועליו היכו בשעת סכנה כדי להודיע על כך לתושבי הכפר.
Photography:
Add comments, corrections, or missing information. After clicking the "Submit" button you will be taken to a page where you will be required to specify your name and email address.
Please note, you do not need to specify details about the item, these details will be automatically added


Comments:
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 tower with the sign on it was photographed that day Click for a larger image

Another sign is on the tower that serves as a museum Click for sign's details

Translation of the text on the sign:
Symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Israeli Heritage Sites
Emblem of Moshav Kfar Haim

The Water tower
The water tower was built by the members in 1935, at the top of the hill in the center of the village. The pool at the top of the tower is used to store drinking water for the needs of the villagers. Adjacent to the tower was the hut where the founders of the village lived, and later huts were erected there for the school and kindergarten. On the three floors below the water pool were public institutions: on the first floor was the first clinic, where the doctor, Dr. Schieber (Sheba) and the medic Riva lived. When the clinic moved to its new home, the room became a library. Later, a post office was established in the same room. On the second floor was the secretariat and bookkeeping. On the third floor was the weapons depot. In the 1940s, the villagers signaled (in Morse) from the top of the tower to the surrounding localities. On the steps, which embrace the tower, hangs to this day an iron pipe, which served as a "bell" and was struck in time of danger to inform the villagers.




The ultimate street signs, historical sites and house numbers site

Initiating the site - Eli Zvuluny - Programming and building the site Possible Worlds Ltd. Possible Worlds Ltd. © 2019-2021

© ALL RIGHTS RESERVED - The site and its content are copyright protected. The full copyrights of the site's content belong to Eli Zvuluny. All images in the site (unless another photographer is mentioned) were taken by Eli Zvuluny that has the full copyrights on them. The use of any images or other materials included herein, in whole or part, for any purpose is expressly prohibited without the written permission of Eli Zvuluny. .