Jerusalem Old Town Hall

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Coordinates: 31°46′45″N 35°13′29″E / 31.7792°N 35.2247°E / 31.7792; 35.2247

Jerusalem Old Town Hall

Jerusalem's old town hall was one of the four public buildings constructed in Jerusalem by the British administration during the British Mandate.

History[edit]

When the town hall at the corner of Jaffa and Mamilla streets became insufficient for the needs of the burgeoning city, the Mandatory government built a new office. It was used by the Municipality of Jerusalem for over 60 years, from 1930 to 1993.[1]

Construction of the building was financed by Barclays Bank, whose offices stood in the rounded section which faces the Old City's northwest corner.[2]

British architect Clifford Holliday designed the building. In 1972, stained glass windows designed by Israeli artist Avigdor Arikha were installed in the City Council Chamber.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Peled, Ron. "City Hall Square". Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  2. ^ On the East-West shadowline: Jerusalem's Municipal Complex
  3. ^ "Jerusalem City Hall". Archived from the original on 2019-10-23. Retrieved 2022-05-28.

See also[edit]

  • Albert Clifford Holliday (1897–1960), British architect whose company drew the plans of the building
  • Zoltan Harmat (1900–1985), Hungarian-born Jewish architect who contributed in designing the building