The long-abandoned Solel Boneh building on King George Avenue is finally undergoing renovations.
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
Nicofouros Nicofouros was a Greek Orthodox monk who, in the 19th century, began to purchase plots located on the western side of the Old City. On these plots, he planted olive trees and vineyards; apparently he understood that a day would come when the plots would have a lot of importance and economic value. Today, they are located between Mamilla and Talbiyeh, and belong to the Greek Orthodox Church.