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St. Nicholas Church description and photo - Ukraine: Kiev. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The St. Nicholas Church is one of the most beautiful buildings in Kiev, erected at the beginning of the 20th century. And although the classical Gothic forms were displayed in the church, nevertheless, this is a completely modern building, built using technologies that were new for that time. In particular, it was here that piled concrete piles were first used.
The church was founded in the summer of 1899 after an intercession of Kiev Catholics with a request to celebrate the visit of Emperor Nicholas II. In this original way, a compromise was found. In fact, the reason for the construction of the church was more prosaic - the 40,000-strong community of Catholics in Kiev, the Alexander Church alone was simply not enough at that time.
The church was built for ten years exclusively with private funds. In total, about half a million rubles were spent on the construction - a huge amount at that time. The history of the creation of the project of the Nikolaev Church is interesting: it was invented by Stanislav Volovsky, who was at that time only a student. Naturally, the young man did not have enough experience, the project was finalized by the famous Kiev architect Vladislav Gorodetsky. The lengthy construction of the temple was due to inconvenient geological conditions - the soil was too weak to support such a majestic building, for this very reason the soil was strengthened with piles.
The consecration of the temple, which almost immediately fell into the category of architectural masterpieces, was carried out in December 1909. However, it did not have a long time to fulfill its main functions - during the revolution it was closed, and later the regional archive was placed in the church.
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