Do you know a windmill in Jerusalem? Yes, and is also considered a historic site. One of the first structures to be erected outside the confines of the old Jerusalem in 1857, the mill would have to be a symbol of progress and industry. It would, because the mill ceased almost immediately to operate until it was brought back to life a century later.
Built by an Italian jew philanthropist (Livorno), then naturalized as English, Moses Montefiore, the windmill was supposed to be the beacon of the future of the new Jerusalem. The four-blade tower was completed in 1857, in an area where they thought they would have to develop industrial activities in the city.Read More »Montefiore, a windmill in Jerusalem