Tabor House (Jerusalem)

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Tabor House, Jerusalem

Tabor House is a landmark building in Jerusalem, Israel.[1][2]

Tabor House was built in 1882 by archaeologist, missionary and architect Conrad Schick as a home for his family.[3] The building is located at 58 Street of the Prophets.[4] The name was taken from Psalm 89:12: "The north and the south, Thou has created them; Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in Thy name." Palm leaves with the carved Greek letters Alpha and Omega decorate the facade.[5]Schick lived in the house until his death in 1901.

In 1951, the house was purchased by Swedish Protestants who established the Swedish Theological Institute there.[6]The building, with a turret and thick stone walls, contains a small church, two libraries and a shaded interior courtyard.[7]

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  1. ^ Jerusalem and its environs: quarter, neighborhoods, villages, 1800-1948, Ruth Kark, Michal Oren-Nordheim, Wayne State University Press, 2001, p. 113
  2. ^ Jerusalem architecture, David Kroyanker, Mekhon Yerushalayim le-ḥeḳer Yiśra'el, Vendome Press in association with the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, 1994p. 123-4
  3. ^ 10 most beautiful buildings in Jerusalem, Nitza Aviram
  4. ^ Rehov Hanevi'im - Around the houses, Aviva Bar-Am Archived 2010-12-16 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Architecture in the late Ottoman Period
  6. ^ Architecture in the late Ottoman Period
  7. ^ Peeking through the highrises: famed Jerusalem street's old architectural glories, Haaretz

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Coordinates: 31°47′03″N 35°13′14″E / 31.78424°N 35.220548°E / 31.78424; 35.220548