Mendelsohn building spurs monumental dilemma
In 1934 renowned architect Erich Mendelsohn built a private residence for Salman Schocken in Jerusalem. Now that villa has reopened a heated debate on preservation.
Plans to preserve and make an addition to a Jerusalem residence designed by architect Erich Mendelsohn were approved by the city in March, 2011, but are now being reopened due to the objections of neighbors. Villa Schocken, a residence in Rehavia designed for businessman and publisher Salman Schocken (founder of the Schocken publishing house and grandfather of Haaretz publisher Amos Schocken), was purchased by...
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