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Comment by carl baker on October 13, 2021 at 8:24pm
Comment by Margaret J on October 6, 2021 at 9:26pm

Thank you Ilya.  Very interesting to see life in Russia.

Comment by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on October 6, 2021 at 7:54pm

Dear friends, I didn't intend to post pictures of my post office 119048, but Stephen Rife was interested in the view of the house, so I made a decision. Today I will post photos borrowed from the Internet here, and later I will take pictures of the interior.

Russia Post Office 119048 is located in Moscow, at 29 Usacheva Street, Building 9. House 29 occupies an entire block and consists of several separate buildings. This block of 25 hectares was built in 1920-1930s and is called "New houses for Workers on Usachevka". It was built by architects A. I. Meshkov, N. Molokov, N. Shcherbakov, and Galkin and engineers G. A. Maslennikova and V. Volkova. Style: constructivism. "New houses for Workers on Usachevka" refers to one of Moscow's first examples of an integrated development of a large housing estate. The 25-hectare area is built up with single-type four- to five-storey apartment blocks with two- to three-room flats, designed for individual occupancy. In order to compensate for the asceticism of the rationalist architecture, the author of the project emphasised the corners and left the upper stories in the form of a frieze unplastered. The complex consists of symmetrical and closed blocks. In the areas in between there are courtyards with green areas, playgrounds and driveways. At the same time kindergartens and nurseries, a school, a dispensary and a department store were built.

A post office is located in one of the buildings. Here is a picture of the Building 9 from the corner (the entrance to the post office on the left, behind the cars, not very clearly visible in the photo). Photographer: Ksenia Erdes, 2010. This is how the house looks today.

A view of the "New houses for Workers on Usachevka" just after construction is completed. Building 9 is on the right in the distance. Photographer: American photographer Branson DeCou (1892 - 1941), 1931.

Several contemporary photographs of the entrance to the post office at 29 Usacheva Street, Building 9. The house looks very shabby in the photos, but the façade has been repaired and painted this year. The author of the photos is unknown.

Comment by carl baker on October 2, 2021 at 3:37pm
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Comment by Margaret J on June 18, 2021 at 6:13pm

Post office in Meteghan, Nova Scotia Canada.  Quaint and top notch service.  

Comment by carl baker on April 19, 2021 at 4:59pm
Comment by Bradford on December 31, 2020 at 4:14am

Thanks for the posting.

Comment by carl baker on December 30, 2020 at 8:01pm
Comment by Bradford on October 14, 2020 at 2:02am

Fascinating, carl.  Thanks for the posting.

 

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