Collection American Colony in Jerusalem, 1870-2006

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  • The Pasha's Palace -- American Colony in Jerusalem, 1870-2006

    The arrival of the large influx of Swedish members in the spring and summer of 1896 meant that the colony had outgrown their original living quarters in the house on the Old City wall. The colony retained the Old City building. It would become home to a photography laboratory and sewing rooms, and be used as a school and eventually as a baby home, ...

  • Jerusalem -- American Colony in Jerusalem, 1870-2006

    The travelers from America took up residence in a house on the Old City wall, located in the Muslim Quarter, between Herod's Gate and Damascus Gate. Among them were regulars from the house meetings at the Spafford's home in Lake View. There was Mary and John C. Whiting, and their small daughter Ruth; Amelia "Elizabeth" Gould, a well-to-do widow; William Rudy, a business man ...

  • Enterprise and Social Service -- American Colony in Jerusalem, 1870-2006

    The Vester and Co.-American Colony Store was just one of the enterprises operated by members of the American Colony that had a significant impact in Jerusalem. In its first five decades of existence, the American Colony developed important auxiliary functions in the realms of commercial photography, business, and medical and social services. Man dancing with swords at Vester & Co.–The American Colony Store, near ...