At the entrance-foyer (Ehad-Ha’am) of the Shalom Tower, you will find, until August 24th an exhibtion called Zionist Startupist about Akiva Arieh Weiss, the founding father of Ahuzat-Bayit (later called: Tel Aviv). His house from 1909 (restored by Amnon Bar-Or ) you can see across the road from the Shalom Tower, at 2 Herzl-street.
In the Jehuda Ha-Leviestreet no.36 you will find the beautiful restored Mani House, a two-storey building constructed during the Ahuzat Bayit period. The building is constructed of sandstone and abounds with stylized carpentry, metalwork, plaster decor, murals and patterned ceilings and floors. The owners, Bank Leumi, wished to build an office high-rise adjacent to the existing tower, whose original design… Read more →
Minutes of a meeting of the Ahuzat Bayit Committee, early 1910: Dr.Hayyim Hisin: “I suggest that we call our new neighborhood Herzliya, in memory of Herzl” Abraham Gerson Hanoh: “But there is a chance that we will incur the wrath of the (Ottoman) authorities by naming it after Herzl” Arieh Akiva Weiss: “This is true. We have to find a… Read more →
Today, April 8, Ha’aretz Online, published a nice commentary about Tel Aviv: ‘The Beauty of Tel-Aviv’: “…Ever since its beginnings as Ahuzat Bayit on the coastal sands, the city has been a symbol of modernity, openness and freedom. That is how it’s seen by tourists and locals alike. There ‘s a good reason it’s called the ‘nonstop city’. Tel Aviv… Read more →
“I was born in 1910 in Ahuzat Bayit, at 24 Ahad Ha’am Street. I was one of the first kids born in Tel Aviv and the oldest of five siblings, children of Menhaem and Dvora Gilutz, who were among the founders of the city. I have a strong love and admiration for the people who came together and build Tel… Read more →
Three years ago, I wrote on my Facebook pages Architecture of Tel-Aviv 1909-1948, that it ‘was about time’ that the muncipality of Tel Aviv was naming a important street or square in the name of Jacobus Kann, a Dutch banker from The Hague, who purchased the land for the Ahuzat Bayit association, because the Turkish law stated that Jewish subjects… Read more →
A beautiful article today in the ‘Ha’aretz Weekend edition’ (March 27th 2009) about Israeli national poet Haim Nahman Bialik. “At midday on March 29th 1909, just days before the neighborhood ‘Ahuzat Bayit’ (Tel Aviv) was founded nearby, a ship docked at Jaffa with a national poet on board. Haim Nahman Bialik had arrived in the Land of Israel and its… Read more →