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Sign: Mishmar HaSharon - Heritage Sites in Israel - Water tower


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Unnamed Road, Mishmar HaSharon kibbutz, Israel
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On the sign:
סמל המועצה לשימור אתרי מורשת בישראל
סמל משרד התרבות והספורט
סמל המועצה המקומית עמק חפר
סמל קיבוץ משמר השרון

מגדל המים
מגדל המים נבנה בשנת 1934 על ידי חברי וחברות הקבוצה. המגדל הזה הוא מהמגדלים המרובעים הראשונים שנבנו, והוא מכיל 40 מטר קוב.
בראש המגדל נבנה מעקה ובו חרכי ירי וזרקור לצורכי הגנה ותצפית. ממאורעות 1939 ועד אחרי מלחמת השחרור אויש המגדל ביום ובלילה.
עד ראשית 2007 שימש המגדל להספקת מים ליישוב
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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 water tower was photographed that day Click for a larger image Click for a larger image

A picture from the time the tower was built is displayed on the tower Click for a larger image

Translation of the text on the sign:
Symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Israeli Heritage Sites
The emblem of the Ministry of Culture and Sport
The emblem of the Emek Hefer local council
Emblem of Kibbutz Mishmar Hasharon

Water tower
The water tower was built in 1934 by members of the group. This tower is one of the first square towers built, and contains 40 cubic meters.
A railing was built at the top of the tower with firing slits and a searchlight for protection and observation. From the events of 1939 until after the War of Independence, the tower was manned day and night.
Until the beginning of 2007, the tower was used to supply water to the settlement




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