Thursday, May 04, 2006

Lamel School

Edler von Lamel School is at Yeshayahu St. Jerusalem. It was built in 1903 and has a big stone Star of David above its entrance. Architect Theodore Sandler who passed away during the work designed the school; his son Benjamin completed the design.

Photographer Baruch Gian wrote an article in Hebrew titled "The best Magen David" about stonecutters in Jerusalem in the beginning of the 20th century. He claims that in those days the Star of David was the most common symbol to be engraved in stone. It appeared usually in the keystone, in windows and doors. All this happened many years before the establishment of the state of Israel…



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