The times they are a-changing

The area around the Montefiore Windmill, once home to the poor, is now prime real estate.

montefiore windmill
Photo by: Wikimedia Commons
Present-day Yemin Moshe is a far cry from what it was back in 1860, when it was the first neighborhood built outside the Old City walls. Then, it was a group of 28 small apartments alongside three communal buildings; today, the area boasts beautiful villas alongside smaller properties, surrounded by cobbled alleyways and staircases, and intertwined with well-maintained gardens and water fixtures.

The historic architecture of the neighborhood’s homes is maintained through strict building codes, which require permits and architectural authorization for any building or renovation done.

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