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 well 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
Symbol of the Ministry of Culture and Sports
The emblem of the Binyamina colony Zar’onia Well
At the beginning of the settlement in Zar’onia, the Antillean well was dug for pumping water. The well is named after the Antilles, the vessels, which were filled with the water of the well and emptied into the storage pool. From the pool, ditches built of stone and dug in the ground were drawn, to irrigate the agricultural area.
With the acquisition of the land by YCA in the early twentieth century, the well was renovated, a diesel engine was installed, and a network of metal pipes was deployed to irrigate the crops of the agricultural experimental station that operated around it.
In the 1930s, after the farm was dismantled, Dr. Gustav Reich (Elyakim Nagid) purchased 30 dunams, including the orchard and the well.
The preservation and restoration of the well, at the initiative of Shula and Zeev Mozes, was carried out by the Council for the Preservation of Heritage Sites in Israel.
Conservation architect: Eyal Ziv, A. Architects