The gymnasium gate with the two signs on it was photographed that day Click for a larger image
The second sign Click for a larger image
The current gymnasium building was photographed that day Click for a larger image Click for a larger image
In place of the gymnasium building on Ehad Ha’am Street is now the "Shalom Tower". The place is immortalized on the "Independence Trail" of Tel Aviv Click for sign's details Click for sign's details Translation of the text on the sign
[Silhouette of the gymnasium building on Ehad Ha’am Street]
The Hebrew Gymnasium "Herzliya" was founded in Jaffa in 1905
The gymnasium moved to its permanent home on Ehad Ha’am Street in Tel Aviv in 1910.
The building was designed by architect Yosef Bersky and built with the generous donation of Mr. Yaakov Mozer.
The building of the Hebrew Gymnasium "Herzliya" on Ahad Ha’am Street was demolished and it moved to its new home on Jabotinsky Street in 1958.
The building was designed by architects Yeshayahu Bickel and Leah Ginzburg-Eldan, a graduate of the 29th class.
The gate to this building was built by the gymnasium graduates on the centenary of its founding and was designed by the architects Sefi Goldenberg, a graduate of the 40th class, Meir Buchman, a graduate of the 44 class and Yuval Goldenberg.
The gate was designed in the shape of the silhouette of the original building on Ahad Ha’am Street, which became the symbol of the city of Tel Aviv - a symbol of originality, Hebrew culture, making and construction.
In the twilight of the crisis era in European culture, against the backdrop of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, there was a volcanic eruption of a creative Jewish genius: H.N. Bialik, Rabbi Kook, Berl Katzenelson, Y.H. Brenner, A.D. Gordon, Ze’ev Jabotinsky, Martin Buber, Franz Kafka, SY Agnon and Gershom Scholem.
The founding of the Hebrew Gymnasium "Herzliya" was in basalt stone thrown from the remains of this lava. This was the cultural and national significance of the establishment of the gymnasium associated with the revival enterprise of Zionism.
In 1905, the Zionists in Vilna decided to establish the first Hebrew high school in Eretz Israel.
The gymnasium migrated to three places before moving in 1910 to its permanent residence at the corner of Herzl and Ahad Ha’am streets.
The city of Tel Aviv grew around this building and its facade became a symbol of the first Hebrew city.