Address: Pushkina str., 37
Build Date: 1899
Old mansion located on the corner of Pushkina str. and Suvorov Ave. – a monument of history and architecture of local importance, built at the very end of the XIX century. The exact date can be seen right at the entrance to the building.
The architecture of the mansion is restrained and at the same time elegant. The basis is dominated by signs of the classical style. The abundance of vertical decor details visually increases the height of a one-story building. The strict purity of the lines is successfully complemented by stucco elements on the pediment and above the main entrance.
According to documents the first owner of the building was Joachim Avraamov – a famous Izmail merchant of the late XIX – early XX centuries. He and his brother Timofey were wealthy people with a property qualification of 10 thousand rubles. Joachim Mikhailovich was engaged in the grocery business. There is a version that he owned all the housing construction of the quarter, bounded by the modern streets of Pushkin, Kommercheskaya, Bolgradskaya and Suvorov Avenue.
He paid much attention to public affairs, being a member of the city Communal Council and even a trustee for the construction of the Myon-Myrrh-bearing Church in the big City Cemetery.
The history of the mansion is closely intertwined with the fate of the most famous representative of the Abrahamian dynasty – John Joachimovich, son of Joachim Avraamov, who was the mayor of Izmail in 1909-1911.
Probably after the October Revolution the owners of the house left the city and the Izmail branch of the National Bank of Romania was located in it in the Romanian period.
After the liberation of Izmail in 1944 the Soviet financial institution, a branch of the USSR State Bank, was already working here.
November 7, 1947 Suvorov museum was created in Izmail. Until 1956 it was located in the building of the current Teacher’s House and from October 1956 it moved to this house, where he still works today.
During the existence of the museum its employees managed to collect a huge number of museum values and truly unique exhibits – more than 35 thousand items, including rare Turkish military banners of the 18th-19th centuries, coins from the territory of the Izmail fortress, unique sculptures, paintings and graphics on the military-historical theme of European, Ukrainian and Russian authors etc.