Dreamer Alexey ShChusev and its talents, Chisinau. Oh, as it would be desirable to glance sometimes in thoughts and feelings of last generations. As they poor lived, of what dreamt, that wished … Difficultly it. It is difficult to be discharged of modern conveniences, it is difficult to present, as it was possible to live without present possibilities. However lived! Dreamt, to children gave birth, a city built. And veins to itself one adviser - modest, nothing the allocated mister lived in Kishinev. The salary received quite decent as it is now spoken, on bread sufficed. He also has conceived to construct the house - for itself(himself) and future children. He has addressed in Building committee, has bought the free earth on city suburb, has ordered the project. In two years the house was ready. In it there was nothing especial - the usual city house unless differed amazing cleanliness and a harmony of lines. It is fast all five rooms of the house were filled with voices, after all there was a wife, children among whom son Alexey was especially allocated. It was allocated with serious bent for to drawing and other arts. It was allocated so, that from Kishinev has gone for study straight to St.-Petersburg. To what I tell it? The surname of the official was Щусев. Alexey who has born in 1873, became the well-known architect, and the imperceptible family centre has turned to the house-museum of the legendary town-planner.
In shape of Kishinev it is much enclosed works and talents, but two names - Бернардацци and Щусева are widely known only. Two great architects if lived during one time, quite could become competitors. But blossoming of their talents has fallen to different years, and Alexander Bernardatstsi's creations for certain have found the place in heart of the growing up boy.
If to consider, that the childhood comes to an end when the person accurately realises the place in a life Alexey ShChuseva's childhood has ended early enough. To it it was not heavy in the material plan, no. Having the exact purpose, it diligently cleared for itself(himself) road, and, of course, not always it was the paved prospectus - generally a narrow footpath among a bog. However, it was visible talent it is great, and the destiny is favourable. Алеша has turned to Alexey Viktorovicha and has managed to declare itself. On its account, on some sources, 99 designed, constructed or реставрированных during the pre-revolutionary period of churches and temples. Even there is an information, that it wished to canonise, but …
It is surprising to observe of destiny of the people, the epoch which have gone through change. Quite bourgeois, by then quite successful Alexey ShChusev not only a smog goes through revolution and war. It could plunge so into the architecture world, that unlike many contemporaries remained not only on freedom, but also in фаворе at the power предержащих. He actively worked, and a part of the kept historical buildings and constructions - its direct merit.
Certainly, Kishinev Щусев has left at early enough age, but the native land did not forget. Its works are visible to us till now - railway station, house Драгоева on crossing of streets of Pushkin and Бернардацци, Grigory Vieru's prospectus (the former prospectus of Youth, prospectus Ренаштерий). Щусев participated in restoration of the Kishinev destroyed by war, moreover, even has created the general plan of a city. In this plan - a city-fairy tale, a city-dream with wide quays, magnificent prospectuses, smart architecture of buildings. Unfortunately, the plan and has not been realised - the scanty means which have been released on restoration of a city and necessity quickly to solve housing problem, have prevented its embodiment. Perhaps it and to the best … Who now will precisely tell?
But Kishinev lives on till now memoirs on this surprising architect. And if you arrive on street ShChuseva will get to the house-museum of the architect where with half an eye it is possible to look at projects and dreams of this surprising person.
... Sometimes, hardly passing on the blocked city streets, I represent, what would be Kishinev if the history has developed slightly differently. However, here the subjunctive mood … is inappropriate.