Montefiore Windmill in Jerusalem, Israel

Source: Atlas Obscura

Montefiore Windmill

As one of the first structures to be erected outside the borders of Old Jerusalem, the Montefiore Windmill was meant to be a symbol of progress and industry but almost immediately stopped working until the site was brought back to life over a century later. 

Built by English Jewish philanthropist Moses Montefiore, the windmill was meant to be a beacon of Jerusalem’s future in the new city. The four-bladed tower was finished in 1857, providing a place where citizens moving into the area could base new industry around. Designed in the style of European windmills, the site was equipped with a ...

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