The Dajani Hospital (Zahalon Geriatric Center)
100 Yerushalayim Blvd. and the corner of Dr. Ehrlich St., Jaffa
Architect: Yitzhak Rappaport; Year of Construction: 1933
A unique opportunity to hear the fascinating story behind the Zahalon complex in Jaffa, including the maternity hospital built in 1933 by Dr. Fouad Ismail Dajani amidst orange groves found outside the old city walls. The villa served as his family`s private residence, and surrounding it there was an expansive garden with an avenue of towering ficus trees, marble benches and fountains – most of which are still fully intact. The hospital also provided medical services to British officers during the Mandate Period, and its courtyard still serves as Dr. Dajani`s final resting place, who died in 1940. The tours will be led by Lior Oz, Oded Narkiss and Eitan Mann, students at Tel Aviv University`s School of Architecture, who researched the complex as part of an initiative of the School`s Preservation Studio, under the supervision of the architects Amnon Bar Or and Sergio Lerman. Each tour lasts about an hour.
3 open tours. Reservations not required.
For the Yerushalayim Blvd. exhibition website and documentation about the complex: www.firstboulevard.com

Friday 10:00, 11:00, 12:00
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