A 1920s building. Palm tree window at center
Nahalat Binyamin Street is a unique combination of simple structures, wild art-deco, eclectic buildings and 1930’s Bauhaus houses. It begins at Magen David Square, where six streets intersect: Sheinkin, King George, HaCarmel, Allenby (in two directions) and Nahalat Binyamin. The square gets its name from the Magen David Adom ambulances that once raced noisily along on their way to nearby Hadassah Hospital. Before Nahalat Binyamin was transformed into a pedestrian mall in the mid 1980’s, as many as 60,000 vehicles passed through daily.