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Sign: Beer Sheva - Heritage Sites in Israel - The Negev Pharmacy


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Kakal St 94, Be’er Sheva, Israel
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On the sign:
סמל המועצה לשימור אתרי מורשת בישראל
סמל העיר באר שבע

בית מרקחת "הנגב"
הבית בו נמצא בית המרקחת הוא הבניין הדו-קומתי הראשון מהתקופה התורכית, הוא נבנה בין השנים 1901-1900. לצורך הקמתו נעזרו התורכים במהנדסים מאירופה שהגיעו במיוחד לארץ ישראל.
המבנה הוא בעל יופי מיוחד, הוא מאופיין בקשתות המפארות את התקרה ויש בו גם אלמנטים אדריכליים נוספים. פתחי החלונות מקושתים ותקרות המבנה קמורות.
בחזית הבניין, בקומה השנייה, יש מרפסת שאליה יוצאים דרך שלושה פתחים קמורים.
משני צדדיה של המרפסת יש שני צמדי חלונות קמורים וקשת חובקת אותם. מעל החלונות יש פתח עגול קטן, ששימש לאוורור החדרים.
לבניין יש כניסה מכיוון רחוב מורדי הגטאות ויש גרם מדרגות שמוביל לקומת הביניים ולקומת המגורים.
בשנת 1914 - בגלל ייחודיותו וגודלו של הבניין, הוא שימש כבית מלון, הראשון בנגב.
בשנת 1917 - שימש המבנה כמטה של גנרל אלנבי, במלחמת העולם הראשונה.
בשנת 1948 - נפתח בבניין בית המרקחת הראשון בנגב.
בשנת 1986 · שופץ המבנה תוך כדי שימור האותנטיות.
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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 pharmacy (also while taking the picture) was photographed on the same day Click for a larger image
The side facing Mordi Hagatot St Click for a larger image

This is the first sign from this series, accompanied by a lock, apparently to prevent the sign from being stolen (see the bottom of the sign, on the left side)

Translation of the text on the sign:
The symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Heritage Sites in Israel
The symbol of the city of Beer Sheva

The Negev Pharmacy
The house where the pharmacy is located is the first two-story building from the Turkish period, it was built between 1900-1901. For the purpose of its construction, the Turks were helped by engineers from Europe who came especially to Eretz Yisrael.
The building is of special beauty, it is characterized by the arches that adorn the ceiling and it also has other architectural elements. The window openings are arched and the ceilings of the building are convex.
At the front of the building, on the second floor, there is a balcony that is accessed through three arched openings.
On both sides of the balcony there are two pairs of arched windows and an arch embraces them. Above the windows there is a small round opening, which was used to ventilate the rooms.
The building has an entrance from the street of Mordi Hagateot and there is a staircase that leads to the mezzanine and the living floor.
In 1914 - because of the building’s uniqueness and size, it was used as a hotel, the first in the Negev.
In 1917 - the building was used as the headquarters of General Allenby, in the First World War.
In 1948 - the first pharmacy in the Negev opened in the building.
In 1986 · The building was renovated while preserving the authenticity.




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