A sign in a series of signs on buildings from the beginning of the Yavneh Group
The place was photographed that day by the same photographer Click for a larger image Translation of the text on the sign
: House 4
This building was erected in 1941. Shortly after the ascent to the ground, as one of the first houses built by the local construction group. The number of the house was 4 in the sequence of buildings hence its name. A small sink with a water tap was installed at the end of the balcony.
The building was intended to be used as a clinic, so for security reasons, its walls were built of concrete up to the height of the windows, unlike the other buildings of the same series, which were made of silicate bricks.
During the War of Independence, the victims of the aerial bombardment were brought to it on 15 Iyar 1948.
From 1952, the house served as the accounting office. In the building behind it sat the kibbutz secretary and the interior secretary, as well as the post office and a public telephone booth. In the dining room hut that stood in front of House Four and in these two buildings, was the center of the settlement in those years.
[Image: The first houses in the fifties]