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Architect A. Rzhepishevskyi built the first two co-op («kompaniyski») houses ? at # 6 (1912) and at # 19 (1915) Rymarska Street. The apartments in these houses were owned by their tenants, mostly doctors, engineers, artists. After the revolution the houses were nationalized and the comfortable apartments were turned into communal (shared) flats.

At 19 Rymarska Street there lived a well-known Ukrainian writer, as well as a public and political figure, M. Khvylovyi (M. Fitilyov). He was an ideological inspirer of VAPLITE (Free Academy of Proletarian Literature), the author of characteristic works «Health Center Area», «I (Romanticism)», «Mother». He tragically perished in 1933. A memorial plaque can be seen on the facade of the building.

The high-rises in this street are notable for their Modernist style ? a complex roof contour, asymmetric facades, architectural decor with a small relief of sculptural decorations, the use of tower-shaped forms and pyramidal endings of the roofs.

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  • Written Feb 23, 2008
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