Kharkiv

A house with chimeras

Description

  • The facade is decorated with figures of the Atlanteans, not only, but also mystical figures (of snakes, salamanders, various chimeras)

The house was built in 1912 - 1914 y. period by the Pokrovskii V.N. and Velichko P.V. architects, with the aim of expansion of a private gymnasium of Pokrovski sisters . This house was built in a modern style and it includes some elements of the English gothic. In sculptural compositions of building, except chimeras ,salamanders and knights, it is possible to distinguish the bas-reliefs of Pokrovskii and Velichko architects.

The house was built in 1912 - 1914 y. period by the Pokrovskii V.N. and Velichko P.V. architects, with the aim of expansion of a private gymnasium of Pokrovski sisters . This house was built in a modern style and it includes some elements of the English gothic. In sculptural compositions of building, except chimeras ,salamanders and knights, it is possible to distinguish the bas-reliefs of Pokrovskii and Velichko architects.

How to get there?

The nearest metro station "University" (10 minutes walk) and "Derzhprom" (15 minutes walk). Stop "Mayakovsky Street," a 5-minute walk away, here taxis ply 65e, 78e, 202e, 269e 278e, trolleybus route 2.

And also nearby

HISTORY

  • In Soviet times the building was carried out training for students, but to the 70-th years of the twentieth century, due to an emergency condition of the building, access to it was closed
  • Up to the present time there is placed theater department
  • By 2003, restored by students faculty was opened

The original building was built as a private gymnasium Pokrovsky sisters (even in the nineteenth century). In Soviet times the building was carried out training for students, but to the 70-th years of the twentieth century, due to an emergency condition of the building, access to it was closed.

The original building was built as a private gymnasium Pokrovsky sisters (even in the nineteenth century). In Soviet times the building was carried out training for students, but to the 70-th years of the twentieth century, due to an emergency condition of the building, access to it was closed.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • Images of the building sponsors, architects and Pokrovsky Velichko, were made without the knowledge of the last sisters sketch owners, so they are very different from the general ideas
  • Images of the building sponsors, architects and Pokrovsky Velichko, were made without the knowledge of the last sisters sketch owners, so they are very different from the general ideas