Address: Pokrovskaya str., 54
Year of construction: 1917
The mansion on Pokrovskaya str., 54 (in the tsarist period this street was called Verkhne-Torgovoy) attracts attention not only with its solidity, but also with architectural diversity. According to popular rumor the building was constructed in 1917 and belonged to a wealthy city dweller, who was engaged in commercial activities in the early twentieth century.
The indicated date was not taken from archival documents, but recorded from the words of old-timers who lived in the mansion in the middle of the twentieth century.
The wide use of stucco moldings in the decoration of the façade, the metal forged gates attached to the original pillar columns make you keep your gaze on them. According to local tradition, there is a large basement under the building, lined with bricks. The roof is decorated with red tiles according to the canons of architecture of those years .
According to Larisa Goncharenko, director of the Suvorov museum, who lives in this house, the building was inhabited by families of retired military personnel immediately after the end of World War II.
As the old-timers told then, the elegant mansion was the home of an Izmail citizen, who also owned a number of buildings in the central part of the city including the building that has been preserved since then on Pokrovskaya str., 48, which houses the district department of social protection. Old-timers also claimed that it was either a shop or a shinok at the beginning of the last century. Given the central location and proximity of the market, this version does not seem so implausible. The style identity of both buildings is striking.