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Kopchev’s House

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Address: Grecheskaya str., 30 (formerly Kirova str.)
Year of construction: presumably the beginning of the 20th century
Storeys – 1


There is an old brick house under trees with corners decorated with marble fragments. Today, the technical department of Izmail’s telecommunications services department of “Ukrtelecom” is working here.

According to the fragmentary data, the mansion has been built for several decades ago, but, unfortunately, accurate data on the date of its construction has not yet been found not in the Izmail archive or in the “Ukrtelecom”.

The appearance of the facade of the mansion is made of red brick under the layout with many decorative decorations. We can only guess if the building already was in the urban development quarter, that we can see on the plan of Izmail in 1908.

However, the building already existed before the beginning of the October Revolution of 1917 and belonged to the wealthy and status Izmail resident of the late 19th – early 20th century, Alexander Kopchev.

Alexander Kopchev was a member of the Izmail Communal Council from 1885 to 1888 and from 1907 to 1909, a member of the Izmail indispensable province committee (from 1896 to 1907). He was also a member of the board of trustees of the Izmail girls’ gymnasium.
In the directory “Index of Factories and Plants of European Russia and the Kingdom of Poland” (1886) reports that the merchant Kopchev had a brick factory with a staff of 15 people on lease in Izmail.

In the Romanian period from 1918 to 1940 and from 1941 to 1944 the commercial telephone company has already settled here. That’s known from the plan of Izmail, 1943, the original of which is stored in the Izmail archive.

On the initiative of Valentin Popazov, the ex-head of the Izmail department of “Ukrtelecom”, the building was completely renovated in the 90s, trying to maintain the maximum architectural appearance.

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