Roman Klein, an architect you've probably never heard of and yet, just look at this (still incomplete) list of buildings he created in Moscow: -TSUM - next to the Bolshoi - Museum of Fine Arts named after Emperor Alexander III (now Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts), Volkhonka street -the Tea House of V.D. Perlov on Myasnitskaya, -Vysotsky tea-sighting factory - Professor Snegirev's mansion on Plyushchikha street -Gynecological and oncological department at Moscow University on Bolshaya Pirogovskaya - apartment building of the Wine Trading Partnership K.F. Depre (8 Petrovka St.) - Middle shopping arcades (Red Square, 5) - Vysotsky mansion (per. Garden settlement, 6), - the cinema "Colosseum," located not far from it, in which the theater "Sovremennik" is now
A worker, a talent, an innovator who knows how to work in different styles - from Art Nouveau to Neo-Gothic and Neoclassical, who left such a rich heritage! He was the first in Russia to use reinforced concrete frames, and new forms in the construction of industrial buildings. For himself, in the cozy Khamovniki district, the architect Klein built a pretty mansion in Olsufyevsky Lane. So, opposite it, 2 buildings of the modern residential complex "White Hamovniki" are now being built. Future residents of this complex, who love Moscow and its history, will appreciate the views from their windows. And slowly walk to the Usachevsky market beloved by everyone, they will be able to along the alley bearing the name of the architect Klein.
Despite his obvious legacy, there is neither an official museum or a memorial house of Klein in Moscow. There is a museum "Our Era." It was created on the basis of Klein's personal collection by a priest Vasily Fonchenkov... Whose father and uncle were revolutionary activists, and one of the Moscow streets, the Fonchenko Brothers, was named after them. This is Moscow with all its parallels and intricacies of fates.