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Sign: Ramat Gan - Rambam Square

Bialik St 42, Ramat Gan, Israel
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On the sign:
סמל העיר רמת גן
עיריית רמת-גן

[צילום של כיכר רמב"ם בשנת 1935]
צלם לא ידוע

כיכר רמב"ם
הכיכר המרכזית בעיר, מקום מפגש מרכזי ומוכר, בה מתקיימים אירועים ציבוריים משמעותיים.
הכיכר הוקמה בליבו של "העמק", בין ארבע גבעות עיר הגנים בשנות העשרים, עת היישוב מנה 450 נפשות.
בשנת 1935 ניתן לש שמה ע"ש הרמב"ם, לציון 800 שנה להולדתו, אך היא ידועה גם בשם "כיכר אורדע", בשל הקולנוע הגדול שהוקם בשטחה והיה לסמלה.
לימים נוספה בה רחבה עגולה מול בית הקולנוע. בשנות ה-70 הורחבה ורוצפה והוצבו בה במה, מזרקה ופסל האיילות. בשנת 2006 הוחלפה המזרקה בפסל המשורר הלאומי, ח.נ ביאליק, שהתגורר בבית מגורים סמוך בשנת חייו האחרונה.
את הכיכר מקיפים אתרים ומבנים מרכזיים: מדרום - בית הכנסת הגדול, בית הספר העממי (המבנה לא נשמר) ובית האזרח. מדרום-מערב בית העירייה, מצפון-מזרח בית רוזנבלום ומצפון - בית הקולנוע "אורדע" (נסגר ב 1990), הכנסיה לשדרות הילד וגן המלך דוד.

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כיכר רמב"ם, שנת 1935
Kikar Rambam, in 1935

Kikar Rambam (Rambam Square)
This is the central square in the city, a focal and well-known meeting place, where important public events are held.
The square was established in the 1920’s in the heart of "HaEmek," between the four hills of Ir HaGanim, at a time when there were 450 people living in the Yishuv.
In 1935, it was named in memory of the Rambam, commemorating the 800th anniversary of his birth, but it is also known as the "Orda Square" because of the large cinema founded at the site, which symbolized it.
In time, a round plaza was added across from the cinema. In the Seventies, it was expanded and paved, and a stage, fountain and the Deers Statue were set up there. In 2006, the fountain was replaced by a statue of the national poet, H. N. Bialik, who lived in a nearby house during the final years of his life.
The square is surrounded by central sites and buildings: to the south- the Great Synagogue, the elementary school (whose building was not preserved), and the Beit HaEzrach (Citizen’s House). To the south-west- city hall; to the north-east - Rosenblum House; and to the north - the "Orda" cinema house (which closed in 1990), and the entrance to Sderot HaYeled and the King David Garden.
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A view of the square and the memorial plaque as photographed that day Click for a larger image

The statue of Chaim Nachman Bialik, posted in the square and mentioned in the description in the sign, was taken that day Click for a larger image

The sign is one of a series of signs posted by the Ramat Gan Municipality and the Krinitzi House - the Ramat Gan City House that tells the historical story of Ramat Gan

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