Surprisingly, the historical center in Rostov-on-Don is well-preserved. Approximately 2,500 buildings were built before the revolution - the fourth-highest in the country.
View of Voroshilovsky AVE. and st. Friedrich Engels
Bolshaya Moskovskaya Hotel
The architecture of Rostov is a value that is not yet particularly recognized. The city is an open-air museum: the city of merchants, the city of avant-garde, the city of the five-year industrial plan, Rostov-Papa, and many more.
WHAT IS HAPPENING?
Architectural monuments are not renovated. They are slowly deteriorating. Historical sites have no status and are massively destroyed, or prepared for demolition, by dozens of quarters.
The remains of the house on Semashko 32
Houses are plundered and constantly burning. Anything that can be sold or scrapped is being stolen.
REMOVAL OF «CULTURAL HERITAGE SITE» STATUS
The security status has already been removed from buildings in Rostov several times. This status protects buildings from rebuilding, restructuring and demolition.
The last time this happened to Semashko 32. It was recognized as an object of cultural heritage about 10 years ago, but last year the status was removed.
At first they fenced one building, and then the second one, where people still lived.
A couple of years ago, they wanted to deprive the stele on Theater Square of its conservation status. Public outcry prevented this.
In past years, hundreds of valuable buildings have lost their historical appearance under this program. The brickwork was covered with plaster, the fretwork decoration was re-created in a simplified manner, or simply knocked down.
Serafimovich street 103
Recently, it has become better - they listen to the recommendations more often and the quality of work has increased.
MORATORIUM ON DEMOLITION
There are more than 200 unsafe houses in the city, and about half of them have architectural and historical value. The moratorium is needed in order to determine which houses are valuable and should be preserved, and which can be demolished.
Houses that can still be saved:
BOLSHAYA MOSKOVSKAYA HOTEL
House of the architect GRIGORYAN
Building of «Priazovsky Kray» newspaper
«Priazovsky Kray» newspaper
In addition to this introduction, it is necessary to introduce a temporary ban on new construction in some parts of the city until the emergence of standards for the integrated development of territories.
The list of temporarily "forbidden" consists of Kirov and Leninsky districts, Nakhichevan, Selmashstroy, Gnilovskaya, Aleksandrovskaya, Lengorodok.
Apartment house of A. G. Guterman
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One of the iconic buildings of Rostov-on-Don, the Moskovskaya Hotel (formerly Bolshaya Moskovskaya), now it looks like this. More photos can be viewed here and here.
Одно из знаковых зданий Ростова-на-Дону Гостиница «Московская» (бывшая «Большая Московская») сейчас оно выглядит так. Больше фото можно посмотреь тут и тут.
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The most striking example is the house on Stanislavsky, 39. It was due to be demolished last year.
The stir among the public helped defend it, but emergency work was not carried out and the building
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Information support is the most important thing. The more requests from the public for the preservation of the historical center of Rostov, the faster the administration will act.
M. Gorky Drama Theatre
B. Sadovaya street and Taganrog ave
You can learn more about the current fundraising or collected signatures from the news of the organizations «My Facade», «Tom Sawyer Fest», «Attention» Foundation for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage.