Notes on the Geography of The West Bank: Bethlehem 2: the New City: Photo 1
About 1900 Bethlehemites with money began moving to "villas" outside the town. Here's one, up the hill and in the neighboring town of Beit Jala. (It's the house adjoining the small oil mill shown in the previous folder.) Its Italianate character is consistent with Bethlehem's reputation as the most Westernized of the West Bank's old cities.
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