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Date

3-1980

Description

This Ottoman style mosque was built in 1916 by Hasan Bek, the governor of Jaffa at the time. Ottoman style of architechture flourished from the 1550s to about 1700. Certain elements typical of the style include its use of ornamental patterns of plants and flowers. This particular building’s overall appearance includes a total of 1 dome, 1 low tower and 1 minaret. The minaret had to be reconstructed due to a mysterious collapse in the middle of the night. It now contrasts nicely against the square prayer hall. Instead of using the typical yellow-brown limestone, this mosque was uniquely built with a white limestone.

Notes

http://archnet.org/library/sites/one-site.jsp?site_id=7222

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hassan_Bek_Mosque

http://www.vam.ac.uk/vastatic/microsites/1342_islamic_middle_east/index.php?id=1028

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Role

Architect

Subject Headings

Jaffa, Israel -- Buildings, structures, etc.; Mosques -- Israel -- Jaffa; Hassan Bek Mosque (Jaffa, Israel);

Country Name

Israel

City Name

Jaffa

Street Address

Kaufman St.

Keywords

Hassan Bek Mosque, Israel, Ottoman style, Jaffa, religious buildings

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