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Italian Hospital Bell Tower

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Identification

Italian Hospital Bell Tower
Italian Hospital Church Bell Tower
239459

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Structure in General

clock/bell tower
existing [completed]
renaissance revival

Facts

  • The height of the church roof is 26 meters.
  • Bought by Israel in 1963, it currently serves as part of the Ministry of Education and Culture.
  • The building has the 'Lombardian Strip' motif, and emblems of italian cities,Saint George slaying the dragon, the eagle, the capitalonian wolf of Romulus and Ramus and other Italian motifs.
  • The hospital was run by Italian nuns until confiscated in WW1 by the Ottoman authorities.
  • During WW2 the building served the British Royal Airforce, R.A.F.
  • The symmetrical building contained a central chapel with two wings containing 100 hospital beds.
  • Greatly resembing the Palazzo Vecchio Bell Tower , the compound was built in Florentine renaissance style.

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Location

29 Shivtei Israel Street with HaNevi'im Street
Jerusalem
Jerusalem District
Israel

Technical Data

131.59 ft
5
1910
1919

Involved Companies

Antonio Barluzzi
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