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Keren ha-Yesod St 18, Kfar Shmaryahu, Israel
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On the sign:
סמל המועצה לשימור אתרי מורשת בישראל
סמל ההגנה
סמל מועצה מקומית כפר שמריהו

בית לוין
הבית נקרא על שמו של שמריהו לוין.
עקב מיקומו על גבעה במרכז הכפר ובשל גודלו עלול היה הבניין לשמש מטרה נוחה לירי מצד פורעים ערבים ולכן נבנה מבטון מזוין.
הבית שימש לקורסים וכנסים של ה"ההגנה", בעיקר בתקופת מלחמת השחרור, וכן כתחנת מעבר למעפילים.

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The Levin House is now the home of the local council in Kfar Shmaryahu, and its silhouette appears both in the emblem of the council and in signs used for house numbers Click for sign's details

The sign shape is square 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 picture of the building was taken that day Click for a larger image


Translation of the text on the sign:
Symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Israeli Heritage Sites
The emblem of the Haganah organization
The emblem of the Kfar Shmaryahu local council

Levin House
The house is named after Shmaryahu Levin.
Due to its location on a hill in the center of the village and because of its size the building could have been a convenient target for shooting by Arab rioters and therefore was built of reinforced concrete.
The house was used for the Haganah courses and conferences, especially during the War of Independence, and as a transit station for illegal immigrants.







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