Tour Locations | The Electrifying Story of Gan HaHashmal and Its Architecture
10 HaHashmal Street
Stop at the corner and directly ahead, across the street at the quaint three storey blue house that curves around the corner.
This house was originally built in 1925 by the architect Dov Thschudnovski, who started out as a construction worker in Israel. At one point, the construction engineer of a building at which he was working showed him the blueprints. Thschudnovski pointed out a minor flaw he found in the construction plans. On the very next day, he was offered a position as an engineer. He soon set out on his own as a contractor and architect, and the house we are currently facing was one of his very first projects.
We're now going to head into the garden that's opposite the blue building. Make your way over to it using the pedestrian crossings and I'll tell you about the rise and fall - and the comeback - of Gan HaHashmal neighborhood.