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Telephone office of Ukertelekom monopoly & New Bazaar

Telephone office of Ukertelekom monopoly
Sadovaya 10

Built in 1899-1903 by the St. Petersburg architect Vladmir Harlamov.

He hoped to do a monumental building, but he overdid the decorations of the facade with too many arches, architectural ornaments, and columns.

The interior is a three stories immense hall (21 meters/ 69 feet high) with a frosted glass ceiling and 450 meters (1476 feet) of floor space.

The building was damaged heavily during World War Two. It was restored in 1963.

Novy Reigh-nok (Новый Рынок) or New Market / Bazaar
Sadovaya 24 (Садовая)
[Official address: Torgovaya 26 (Торговая)]
Sadovaya (Садовая) and Torgovaya (Торговая) streets
Tel: 777-22-06 (president), 711-76-72 (accountant)

Since this bazaar was actually built at the end of the 1890's, by architect Arkady Todorov, the name of this bazaar, "New market" shows the persons who named this bazaar were a little short sighted.

A small bazaar, it is the closest food bazaar to the center.

Photo from

Two pogrom's began at this bazaar, one in 1871 and one in 1881. A Pogrom is an organized, often officially encouraged massacre or persecution of a minority group, especially one conducted against Jews.

The Odessa marketplace, situated in the center of the city was witness to the pogroms of 1871 and 1881.

Throughout the market, Jews were beaten, stalls, stands and shops were raided, goods stolen or destroyed. The pogrom spread to all the parts of the city where Jews lived or where they had shops, workshops, educational institutions and synagogues.

Thugs burst into houses owned by Jews, broke windows, forced doors open, shattered furniture and ripped open pillows and feather beds, a traditional element of pogroms.

According to eye witnesses, the feathers covered the streets. The government did not always send in the army or police in time, and representatives of the government even unambiguously stated that the Jews themselves had provoked the pogroms because they were taking all the places in educational institutions, playing an increasingly dominant role in the economic development of the city and region, and were in general becoming a threat to the Orthodox Christian population and to state security.

From www.moria.farlep.net/vjodessa/en/pogroms.html,
the mirror of this site can be found on this site here.
This site has a "virtual tour" of Jewish historical events in Odessa.

Three cats in a courtyard on Sadovaya (Садовая),
can you find all three? Torgovaya 17 (Торговая)

Continue your virtul tour by walking to the
Gorky Science Library
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