|Zichron Yaakov synagogue (circa 1900) and here|
Rothschild oversaw Zichron's planning, the building of residences for the settlers, and the launching of the Carmel Winery in 1885.
The synagogue "Ohel Yaakov" was built in 1886 in memory of Rothschild's father and is still used for daily services.
|Zichron Holiday (circa 1900) Note the Turkish flags and |
at least 10 rifle-bearing men. The banner in the middle, in
the shape of a Star of David within a circle, also bears
Rothschild's name, according to the Palestine
Exploration Fund. The PEF suggests that the men seated
are Rothschild's town administrators
In World War I, Zichron was the center of a Jewish spy ring that assisted the British war effort against the Turkish army in Palestine.
A Jewish photographer named Edelstein took pictures of residents of Zichron in the late 19th century, and they are preserved by the Palestine Exploration Fund.
The PEF photos include 100+ year-old pictures of Zichron's orchestra, firefighters and barrel makers.
According to the Israel Firefighting Service, "the high concentration of alcohol in a new Carmel plant, run by inexperienced workers, was a ticking time-bomb." Fires broke out in 1896 and 1897.
|Zichron's fire brigade. (Palestine Exploration Fund)|
|Vats of wine in Zichron (1939)|