Lenin square, 34

Building Lenin ave.,
Gomel, Lenin ave., 34

The residential building is close to a U-shaped composition in terms of design. The five-storey volume starts from Krasnoarmeyskaya st., connects with the facade along Lenin Ave. through one beveled corner and turns to Privokzalnaya st. through the other. The 4-storey volume goes along Krasnoarmeyskaya street. Visually, the facade is divided into three tiers: the lower one – with a deep horizontal rustication – includes the 1st and 2nd floors, the middle one - with a shallow horizontal rustication - the 3rd floor, the upper one – smoothly plastered – the 4th and 5th floors.

On the ground floor there are shops and establishments, the showcase windows of which are combined by 2 and 3 in the form of stylized porticos with pilasters and profiled pediments. The accents of the first tier are two three-dimensional portals with through arches with profiled platbands. Above them rise open loggias-porticos with a balustrade, formed by a vertically recessed facade wall of the third tier and completed with a triangular attic with a semicircular window. The balconies of the 3rd floor are decorated with balustrades and profiled beams, the 4th - forged fences.

The interiors of the building do not represent a separate value.

Lenin Avenue acts as the main thoroughfare of Gomel, and connects the historical center of the city with the railway station. It began to form in the XIX century, but during the Great Patriotic War it was almost completely destroyed. The post-war development formed a fairly integral architectural ensemble, united by the motifs of classicism and decor with Soviet symbols.

House № 34 on Lenin Avenue is a typical example of residential architecture of the 1950s. Its construction began in 1955 and was carried out in several stages: 1958 – part of the house on the corner from Krasnoarmeyskaya Street, in 1959 – part along the avenue, in 1960 – part on the corner from Privokzalnaya street. The author of the project was architect Khinchin Shalom Ionovich (Gomel branch of «Belgosproekt»). He was also the author of the project of the Station square (1954 – 1959). It is obvious that the house № 34 on ave. Lenin was designed by Sh.I. Khinchin at the first stages of work on the construction of the square.

 image001.jpgLenin avenue, house № 34. Photography of the 1960s.

image002.jpgLenin avenue, house №34. Photo 2012.

image003.jpgLenin avenue, house №34. Photo of the 2010s.

image004.jpgLenin avenue, house №34. Photo 2023.