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Sign: Tel Aviv - Heritage Sites in Israel - Sursock House


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David Razi’el St 4, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
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סמל המועצה לשימור אתרי מורשת בישראל
סמל השק"ם

בית סורסוק
במאורעות ה-1 במאי 1921 הרסו פורעים ערבים את חנויות היהודים אשר שכנו בקטע זה של רחוב רזיאל, שנקרא אז רחוב בוסטרוס. משפחת סורסוק הלבנונית רכשה את השטח והקימה עליו ב- 1925-1926 בית משרדים.
הקמת הבניין מומנה בכסף שקיבלו בני סורסוק מן התנועה הציונית עבור מכירת אדמותיתהם בעמק יזרעאל בתיווכו של יהושע חנקין - "גואל האדמות" ובעבר דייר הרחוב.
בבית החדש שכנו בעיקר משרדי חברות יהודיות, ביניהן לשכת המסחר של תל-אביב וחברתו של מאיר דיזינגוף ראש העיר הראשון של תל-אביב, אשר עברה לכאן מ"בית המשרד הארצישראלי" ששכן עד אז בהמשך הרחוב (רזיאל 17).
במאורעות 1936 נטשו הדיירים היהודים את הבניין.
לאחר מלחמת העצמאות הוא נמסר לידי משרד הבטחון.
ב-1974 עברו לכאן משרדי השקם.
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The sign shape is rectangular 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 building was photographed that day Click for a larger image Click for a larger image

Translation of the text on the sign:
Symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Israeli Heritage Sites
The symbol of the Shekem

Sursock House
During the events of May 1, 1921, Arab rioters demolished the Jewish shops that were located on this section of Raziel Street, then called Bustros Street. The Lebanese Sursock family purchased the area and built an office building on it in 1925-1926.
The construction of the building was financed with money received by the people of Sursock from the Zionist movement for the sale of their lands in the Jezreel Valley through the mediation of Yehoshua Hankin - "the savior of the lands" and formerly a street tenant.
The new house housed mainly the offices of Jewish companies, including the Tel Aviv Chamber of Commerce and the company of Meir Dizengoff, the first mayor of Tel Aviv, who moved here from the "Eretz Israel office" that had until then resided down the street (Raziel 17).
During the events of 1936, the Jewish tenants abandoned the building.
After the War of Independence, it was handed over to the Ministry of Defense.
In 1974, the Shekem offices moved here.




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