Address: Komercheskaya str., 88 (former Lenina Street)
Date of construction: presumably 1924
An old gate with a brick arch that connects two buildings in the Romanian Functionalism style attracts attention on the corner of Kommercheskaya and Seminarskaya Streets.
The possible date of construction of the building is indicated on the pediment to the left of the gate – “1924”. The letters “I. H “can be interpreted as” From our Lord Jesus Christ”. A similar inscription can be found on the extension to the Roman Catholic church.
There was a tannery here on the plan of the city of that time, on the same street with a truck and soap factory. It was the estate of its owner across the road, in the building of the kindergarten “Zolotoy Kliuchik” .
The gates under the brick arch lead to the patio. Two porches have been built in front of both buildings, which today are more likely to have a decorative function – the two main entrances to the buildings from the street are now bricked.
The architecture of the complex is typical of Romanian buildings of that period – a lot of decorative details: carved bricks, creating the illusion of three-dimensional forms, balusters on the pediment, peaked roof structures on both sides of the entrance to the patio.
Later, the northern wing of this building, the arch and courtyards belonged to the galvanized glassware factory.
In 1974, an episode of the film “Anger. Bessarabian Tragedy” was shot at this location with Oleg Yankovsky, People’s Artist of the USSR.
Today it is a residential building.