Feature of Cherkasy city is also a blue palace, built in the early XX century by the architect Vladislav Gorodetsky. There was the hotel "Slovianskiy" earlier. the building was built at their own expense by the entrepreneur Skoryna for receiving guests in the early XX century designed by the architect Vladislav Gorodetsky.
It is a 2-storyed brick building, whose architecture is implemented using a Gothic Revival in the romantic style. The facade has rich decor. Fanciful turrets, arches, sharp spikes, prim balconies - all this creates mood, and sometimes it is very difficult to believe that now there is an ordinary bank branch. Actually, once there was a hotel in the second floor, and in the first - -shop of clocks Zeyher and confectionery "Constantinople."
Hotel rooms were decorated by the Viennese aristocratic style and were incredibly beautiful.
After 1917, the hotel Slovianskiy" kept its importance but had the name "Grand" and "Dnipro".
Also in this building there was a coffee shop, notary office.
In "Dnipro" stayed well-known Ukrainian and Hungarian writers. Among them - Ivan Le, Mykhaylo Stelmakh, Mate Zalka, Sandor Petofi, Antal Hidash, Fridesh Karikash ....
In the spring of 1915 when Shaliapin travelled from Kyiv to Katerynoslav, he stayed in Cherkasy. He lived in the hotel "Slovianskiy and sang in the casino.
With Shaliapin one interesting legend is connected. When the singer was preparing for his performance, he saw a cat in the hotel, which was very melodious mewed . He gave fish to it, and may have forgotten about the cat. But after the concert Shaliapin felt bad and feltt hat he lost voice. While all were looking for a medicine, turning the whole hotel upside down, the singer admitted a cat to his room and fell sleep. Legend says that in the morning he felt fine and has already forgotten about his illness. And most importantly - he turned to the voice, from which "buzzed lamps and window panes, trembled decanters in the cupboard and buttons at policeman at the intersection of police." Finally, Shaliapin thanked the master of teh hotel for the cat doctor and drove away. The cat remained. Since then said that if pet cat behind the ear, one will have a voice "like Shaliapin". In the 1994-1998 the building restored at the expense of Ukrsotsbank, which after the restoration housed in it.
They say that Gorodetsky was involved in many ways - where you could earn a penny, he worked. And fish series did, and saunas and palaces. Very similar like like a hotel ""Slovianskiy" is the building in Zhytomyr region in Tulin city. Gorodetsky built it for the barrister at the Kiev District Court Alexander Dobrovolsky. And many details that are on Cherkasy hotel, can be found on Nicholas Cathedral in Kyiv.
Cherkasy region, Cherkasy city,229/20 Khreshchatyk Street
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