Kharkiv - Krasina Street and Chervonopraporna Street
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At the intersection of Krasina Street and Pushkinska Streets there used to be an old city churchyard. The Holy Mother of God Nativity Church (Kaplunivska Street), a classical construction of the early XIX century, was also situated there.
Subsequently, Kaplunivska Square emerged there.
Let’s turn into Chervonopraporna Street on passing by the house (the former Kaplunivska).
Just round the corner our attention is commanded by a
The main part of the buildings in this part of the city are those of the Engineering Institute, at present, Kharkiv National Polytechnic University (at 21 Frunze Street).
The construction of this institute started in the mid 1870s after the Petersburg architect R. Genrikhsen’s design project, and in 1885 the educational institution admitted its first students. On the vast green area the first buildings in «the stone style» sprang up. Those included the awesome principal classroom building on the kerb of the south-east slope, Physics and Chemistry buildings, the gas works and the dwelling house for the teachers. At the beginning of the XX century the President’s office building (the former drawing building; designed by M. Lovtsov) and the engineering building (designed by V. Velichko) were erected. In 1928 the building for the School of Electrotechnics was built (designed by O. Beketov), initially conceived to be in the Classical style, but altered by the author to the Constructivism style in the course of the construction to comply with the then brand-new ideas. While reconstructing the building, destroyed in the years of the Great Patriotic War, the four-column portico was attached to the front entrance with rusticated pillars of square section and Ionic capitals (designed by S. Rosenfeld).
In the 1970s the present-time classroom building was erected on top of the slope along Shevchenko Street. The construction of the new buildings of the higher educational establishment was continued in the further years.