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Due the originality of its architectural solution, the former rental house at 26 Sumska Street stands out against the background of other buildings in this block, constructed at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. Designed in the Modernist style by A. Ginsburg, it was built in 1910. It is notable for the soft and flowing outlines, the use of original decorative elements: oval outlines of protruded windows and straight arches over the groups of narrow window apertures and ledges crowned with spirals of volutes. The same stylistic search was expressed to a variable degree in the architecture of many other Kharkiv building built at that time in Sumska Street.

Two other Kharkiv streets, which run parallel to Sumska Street, are of our certain interest. These are Rymarska and Gogol Streets. To get there we should turn left behind a small building (architect I. Hinsh, late 19th century) at number 21, which used to locate a popular Varenychna Dumplings House that has been recently replaced by a modern Konyky fast food, and an apartment block of the early 20th century with a chemist?s shop at the corner. Thus we will get back to Constitution Square, having a look at Rymarska, and later at Gogol, streets, both of which are quite interesting.

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  • Written Feb 23, 2008
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