Ticho House

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Ticho House is a historical home in Jerusalem, Israel
Israel
The State of Israel is a parliamentary republic located in the Middle East, along the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea...

, now a museum
Museum
A museum is an institution that cares for a collection of artifacts and other objects of scientific, artistic, cultural, or historical importance and makes them available for public viewing through exhibits that may be permanent or temporary. Most large museums are located in major cities...

. It was one of the first homes built outside the Old City walls at the end of the nineteenth century.

Avraham Albert Ticho, an ophthalmologist, and his wife, Anna Ticho
Anna Ticho
Anna Ticho was a Jewish artist who became famous for her drawings of the Jerusalem hills.- Biography :Anna Ticho was born in Moravia, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1894...

, an artist, bought the house in 1924. The Tichos used the first floor as an eye clinic that served the population of Jerusalem until Dr. Ticho's death in 1960. Ticho hosted local and British government officials in her home, as well as many artists, writers, academics and intellectuals. Dr. Ticho was stabbed and seriously wounded during the 1929 Palestine riots
1929 Palestine riots
The 1929 Palestine riots, also known as the Western Wall Uprising, the 1929 Massacres, , or the Buraq Uprising , refers to a series of demonstrations and riots in late August 1929 when a long-running dispute between Muslims and Jews over access to the Western Wall in Jerusalem escalated into violence...

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Anna Ticho bequeathed the house and all its contents, including her husband's Judaica collections and library, to the city of Jerusalem.