The reconstructed center and ample greenery: the network showcased what Kyiv looked like in the late 1950s. Photo
At the end of the 1950s, there was little to remind us of the Second World War in Kyiv. Most of the destroyed buildings had been restored, and the residents of Khreshchatyk rebuilt the blown-up street on their own.
Old photos were published in the community "Thirst: Kyiv is interesting" on the social network Facebook. You can see what our city was like more than 60 years ago.
"Kyiv, 1959," the post reads.
The published images show and recognize the center of the Ukrainian capital, including Bohdan Khmelnytsky Street and Khreshchatyk, Podil, Independence Square and other locations.
As a reminder, Dmytrivska Street in Kyiv under its current name was laid out between 1838 and 1849. Throughout this time, its appearance has been constantly changing, and the buildings that were built at the beginning of its existence have not survived. In addition, it left its mark on the history of the city - it was part of the legendary Yevbaz, and a "bossa nova store" used to operate here.
Until September 1941, Khreshchatyk Street in Kyiv had a completely different look: incredible architecture of hotels, theaters, and even a circus and tram. Unfortunately, after the center was blown up by Soviet partisans, the beauty of the city remained only in archival photos.
As OBOZ.UA previously reported, on St. Andrii's Descent in Kyiv, you can find a house that has been standing on this street for 150 years. The building, which has survived to this day, can even be seen in archival photos.