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107 The Persian Consul's Residence

4 Ein Rogel St., Abu Tor

A chance to hear the story behind this building, which was built at the end of the Ottoman Period and was later rented out to the Persian consul during the British Mandate. After the consul was recalled by his country, the residence served as a social club for officers of the British Corps of Royal Engineers. The fireplace and original furniture are the only things left from that period, besides, of course, the spectacular view from the roof. Following the establishment of the State of Israel, the border between Israel and Jordan was drawn very close to the building. The ground floor housed a kindergarten, and the former residence of the Persian consul was occupied by the Baruchi-Tamari family with their nine children. 

The tours will be led by Shira Breuer, a former principal of Pelech High School in Jerusalem and currently a counselor at the Hebrew University’s School of Education. She is also a licensed tour guide and researches the history of the Abu Tor neighborhood.

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