|Chaim Aharon Valero|
|Damascus Gate and Valero property|
to the right of the gate (circa 1898)
|Construction of the row of Valeros' shops outside Damascus Gate |
(circa 1900). The domes of the Hurva and Tifferet Yisrael
synagogues are on the horizon on the left of the picture
Prior to World War I Chaim Aharon built and leased stores at the entrance of Damascus Gate, seen in the pictures below.
|Another view of the shops. See also here|
In the 1930s, the British authorities ruled that the area should be zoned for use as "open spaces" and they demolished the shops in 1937. The Valeros were not compensated.
|Demolition of the Valero shops (1937), and here|
|Another view of the demolition|