The sign is from a series of signs depicting places in the history of the city of Rehovot
The Barn House was photographed that day Click for a larger image Click for a larger image Click for a larger image
The place is also defined as a national heritage site Click for sign's details Translation of the text on the sign
Branding symbol of the city of Rehovot
Rehovot the city of science and culture The Barn House
The "Barn House" was built in 1910 by Mordechai Makov (1870-1932), the son of Batya Makov and her assistant. Batya Makov (1840-1911) was the only woman who attended the first meeting of the colony and signed the minutes.
The building served as a grain warehouse, an almond warehouse and a store building. These were among the first shops in the colony. The structure is built of kurkar stones with a tiled roof, divided into three equal spaces, with an arched upper part. In the main and rear facades the stones are dressed and arranged, and in the lateral facades the kurkar stones are of different sizes and in no particular order.
In the years 1910-1916, Dr. Zvi Moskowitz, the colony doctor, lived here.
In one of the rooms in this building, one of the first grocery stores in the colony - "Hillels Mythological Grocery", owned by Hasia and Hillel Weeds, operated for nearly 50 years. Hillel immigrated to Israel in 1930 from Lithuania, engaged in agriculture during his first years, and after a few years opened the store at the corner of Menucha and Nahala - Yaakov streets. The pair of shopkeepers served the residents of the area. The grocery store was a daily meeting place for the residents of the colony.