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 house was photographed that day Click for a larger image Click for a larger image
Old weapons are on display in the courtyard, as can be seen in the following picture in which a mortar appears: an 81 mm mortar manufactured by the IMI of the Haganah
Donation of the Avraham Gilat family in memory of the late parents who were members of the Haganah Click for a larger image
In front of the house is a sign indicating that the house is a "cultural house" (as indicated on the main sign):
Shapira THE HOUSE / Music |Performances | Culture Click for a larger image
The QR code points to the site Slikim Petah Tikva Translation of the text on the sign
Symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Israeli Heritage Sites
[QR code] Beit Avraham Shapira
This house, built in 1905, was inhabited by Avraham Shapira, a man of defense and guard.
Avraham Shapira was the head of the guards of the Petah Tikva colony, and served as a guard and escort for the great men of the settlement and the guests of the settlement. He was also known for cultivating dialogue and good neighborliness with the Arabs. Avraham Shapira died on December 28, 1965 and he bequeathed his house to the Petah Tikva Municipality.
As part of the house restoration work, murals were restored.
Today, the house is a cultural center, and displays original objects from the days of Avraham Shapira’s security activities.