Nikolaev

Sobornaya Street

Description

The three pillars of the "globe" symbolize shipyards.

Park “Rozhevyi” is a meeting place near the Globe. The monument to shipbuilders and naval commanders was opened in 1989, at the 200th anniversary of Mykolaiv. Three supports of the Globe symbolize shipbuilding factories. Eleven statues tell us the history of shipbuilding and city development. The walk along the longest street in Ukraine – Soborna street – starts from here. Nowadays when you are asked the question “Where are we going for a walk?” - the answer is obvious: “To Soborna street”.

Park “Rozhevyi” is a meeting place near the Globe. The monument to shipbuilders and naval commanders was opened in 1989, at the 200th anniversary of Mykolaiv. Three supports of the Globe symbolize shipbuilding factories. Eleven statues tell us the history of shipbuilding and city development. The walk along the longest street in Ukraine – Soborna street – starts from here. Nowadays when you are asked the question “Where are we going for a walk?” - the answer is obvious: “To Soborna street”.

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HISTORY

  • For more than 40 years since the foundation of Nikolaev, the streets had no names.
  • And only in 1835 under the governor Admiral M.P. Lazarev the first list of names was made.
  • Sobornaya got its name from the Admiralty Cathedral of St. Gregory the Great.

Streets didn't have names for more than 40 years since Mykolaiv had been founded. Only in 1835 the first list of names was compiled with the lead of the Governor Admiral M.P.Lazarev. The name of the street originated from the Admiralty Cathedral of St.Grigory of Greater Armenia. It must be noted that in 1822 an effort to name the street Elisavetgradska was made, but Admiral A.S. Greig did not give his consent upon that.

Soborna street has changed its appearance and functions during the 200-year history. In accordance with the general layout of architect I.Starov, Soborna street did not have a special meaning for the city life and it served as a continuation of Elisavetgradsky Schlyakh. It was a typical post road towards Ochakiv and Odesa before the 1820s. A post office was located at the junction with Shevchenko street.

Streets didn't have names for more than 40 years since Mykolaiv had been founded. Only in 1835 the first list of names was compiled with the lead of the Governor Admiral M.P.Lazarev. The name of the street originated from the Admiralty Cathedral of St.Grigory of Greater Armenia. It must be noted that in 1822 an effort to name the street Elisavetgradska was made, but Admiral A.S. Greig did not give his consent upon that.

Soborna street has changed its appearance and functions during the 200-year history. In accordance with the general layout of architect I.Starov, Soborna street did not have a special meaning for the city life and it served as a continuation of Elisavetgradsky Schlyakh. It was a typical post road towards Ochakiv and Odesa before the 1820s. A post office was located at the junction with Shevchenko street.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • Soborna street entered the Ukrainian Book of Records being the longest pedestrian street – 1km. Soborna street became pedestrian in 1954, when tram tracks have been removed and all means of transport were forbidden on this street.
  • One of few pre-revolutionary buildings on Soborna street which have survived is Hotel and Boarding House “Vimut”. It was built at the beginning of XX century, in 1907 to be exact, in the New-Renaissance style. The address: Soborna street 3.
  • In 1941, when retreating, the Soviet Army destroyed Soborna street. Nearly all the buildings have been blown up by de-miners. Kashtanovyi park (lit. “Chestnut park”) is decorated by two marble lions in front of the house of Arkas at the junction of Admiralska and Soborna streets.
  • Hotel “Londonskyi” became an adornment of Soborna street at the end of XX century. The hotel belonged to I.Barbe. All government members and artists stayed there. And the four-course dinner at the restaurant of the hotel cost 1 karbovanets at that time.
  • Soborna street entered the Ukrainian Book of Records being the longest pedestrian street – 1km. Soborna street became pedestrian in 1954, when tram tracks have been removed and all means of transport were forbidden on this street.
  • One of few pre-revolutionary buildings on Soborna street which have survived is Hotel and Boarding House “Vimut”. It was built at the beginning of XX century, in 1907 to be exact, in the New-Renaissance style. The address: Soborna street 3.
  • In 1941, when retreating, the Soviet Army destroyed Soborna street. Nearly all the buildings have been blown up by de-miners. Kashtanovyi park (lit. “Chestnut park”) is decorated by two marble lions in front of the house of Arkas at the junction of Admiralska and Soborna streets.
  • Hotel “Londonskyi” became an adornment of Soborna street at the end of XX century. The hotel belonged to I.Barbe. All government members and artists stayed there. And the four-course dinner at the restaurant of the hotel cost 1 karbovanets at that time.