Lenin square, 28

Building of Lenin ave., 
Gomel, Lenin ave., 28

House № 28 is brick, L-shaped in plan, located at the intersection with Karpovich street. The facades are decorated using stylization of classical motifs. Special emphasis is placed on the corner parts: from the side of the streets – through the corner volume-attic and decor (blind lunettes above the windows in a row with round medallions), from Lenin Ave. – through a 3-sided bay window on the 3rd-4th floors on the cut corner part, resting on an ornate console.

The composition of the two main facades has almost mirror symmetry, while it is divided into three tiers. The lower tier – with a deep rectangular rustication – is divided by a rapport row of rectangular window and door openings decorated with stucco: consoles, wreaths, keystones, medallions with images of sheaves, rosettes, ribbon borders. The middle tier – the 2nd and part of the 3rd floors - defines a shallow rust and windows with profiled window sills. The third floor is separated by two narrow cornices, at the level of which there are balcony balustrades. Balcony openings – belong to the upper tier, with smooth plaster – have wide platbands with triangular pediments. The windows of the 4th floor are connected by profiled traction. A complex cornice with dentils and small consoles runs along the entire perimeter of the building.

The decor of the courtyard facades of the house is more modest, represented by rows of profiled rods and cornices, sandricks in the form of a keystone over window and door openings. At the level of the second floor, balconies with simple fences begin.

Lenin Avenue in Gomel was mostly built up with 3-5-storey buildings after the Great Patriotic War. This is a rather harmonious ensemble that eloquently conveys the attraction to neoclassical architecture. One of the examples of capital housing construction was house № 28. It was built in 1951 – 1953 by architect M.A. Gur, who took part in the design of several buildings in Gomel, as well as Stalin Avenue in Minsk (now Independence Avenue). Immediately after the construction, house № 28 was transferred to the management of the Belarusian Railway. Now residential apartments and several shopping establishments are located here. 

image001.jpgLenin avenue, house № 32. Photography of the 1950s.

image002.jpgLenin avenue, house №28. Photo 2011.

image003.jpgLenin avenue, house №28. Photo 2023.