|"Model of Solomon's Temple and environs" constructed by Dr. Conrad Schick (circa 1870). The photo was probably |
taken around 1900 and colorized by photographer Eric Matson some 60 years later [The model is more representative
of Jerusalem in the days of Herod, and not in the days of Solomon.]
|Conrad Schick 1822-1901|
Jerusalem also attracted many Christians, including Conrad Schick, a German missionary who arrived in 1846. Schick was a self-taught architect, cartographer and archaeologist, and very well-respected by all faiths in Jerusalem. The mark he left on Jerusalem lasts until today, particularly in the buildings and neighborhoods he designed such as the Me'ah She'arim neighborhood and the Bikur Cholim and Sha'are Zedek hospitals. His own home still stands on Hanivi'im (Prophets) Street.
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|The "German" hospital (1939), now|
Bikur Cholim hospital
|Schick's house today |
Below are some of the models Schick built, photographed by the American Colony Photographic Department.
|Schick's model of the Tabernacle that served the Israelites in the desert and in Shilo (circa 1900)|
|Shick's model of Herod's Temple (circa 1900)|
|Shick's model of "Hadrian's Temple and environs"|