Nikolai Vasilyev, a specialist in the history of architecture of the twentieth century. Will lead a tour of Blagusha
As well as the terrain itself. In the XIX century in the east of Moscow. Between the Yauza, the railway station of the Kazan direction and the Khapilov ponds. An industrial suburb was formed, where, in the main, brick factories were located. architecture of
By the beginning of the twentieth century there were about forty of them. Because of the proximity of the Kazan station. On which wagons with cotton arrived, textile production began to be built here.
Blagusha became a part of Moscow after 1917, but even with the advent of the Soviet regime, which tried to brighten up the life of workers, Blagusha was always a rather criminal and poor outskirt. Nevertheless, there is something to see. We will walk along the interwar architecture of Blagusha, a picturesque working settlement of old Moscow. Anchored by Mikhail Ancharov, the district has preserved several notable monuments of architecture and era – a working village, a cinema and other buildings. Despite the fact that in the 1970s wooden and poor two-story housing was demolished, and the terrain was built up with typical high-rise buildings, the color of Blagusha has remained.
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