A people's house, or, simply put, a city club was built in 1898 on the initiative of the settlers and at their expense. It was a place for concerts, performances, receptions, and meetings. The first of the famous guests who had the honor of performing for the residents was Theodor Herzl. Lots of the children born in Rishon LeZion that year were named Herzl or Herzliya. In the following 1899, Baron Rothschild and his wife visited Rishon LeZion again. For many years above the entrance hanged a plaque that testified about this event. That's when in the city there were talks about the wife of Baron Rothschild, Adelaide. It was said that the Baron's philanthropic work was largely supported by his wife and that it was thanks to her that Rothschild still supported the settlements. During this visit, seeing that Rishon LeZion was firmly on his feet, Rothschild reduced funding and gave control to the local council.