Montefiore Windmill

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The Montefiore Windmill is a landmark windmill in Jerusalem. Designed as a flour mill, it was built in 1857 on a slope opposite the western city walls of Jerusalem, where three years later the new Jewish neighbourhood of Mishkenot Sha'ananim was erected, both by the efforts of British Jewish banker and philanthropist Moses Montefiore. Jerusalem at the time was part of Ottoman-ruled Palestine. Today the windmill serves as a small museum dedicated to the achievements of Montefiore. It was restored in 2012 with a new cap and sails in the style of the originals. The mill can turn in the wind.

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Montefiore Windmill
Montefiore Windmill, 30 March 2016
Mill nameMontefiore Mill
Jaffa Gate Mill
Mill locationJerusalem
Coordinates31°46′17.31″N 35°13′27.03″E
Year built1857
PurposeFlour mill
TypeTower mill
StoreysFour storeys
No. of sailsFour sails
Type of sailsPatent sails
WindshaftCast iron
Fantail bladesSix blades
Auxiliary powerElectric motor
No. of pairs of millstonesTwo pairs