5 The Moscow GUM History In Photos

The Moscow GUM History In Photos


On December 2, 1893 there was held an opening ceremony of a new building of the Upper Trade Malls in Moscow. Let us see how the construction changed through time.

Hilferding, Red Square in Moscow, 1787. The trade malls are seen on the right side.

The upper trade malls following their reconstruction according to the project of Giacomo Quarenghi, 1795.

The new trade malls were built in 1815 instead of the old ones that burnt in 1812.

Inside the malls, 1880.

The trade malls are located behind the Monument to Minin and Pozharsky. By the end of the 19th century it was decided to build new malls as the old ones were destructed slowly.

The malls were demolished in 1889. Basements built in the end of the 16th century can be observed in the picture.

1889.

1891.Construction of the new upper trade malls began.

1893.

1898. Basements of the malls.

The photo was made in 1899. In 1918-1921 Soviet offices were located here. A bit later the building was occupied by a state universal shop (GUM).

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5 Responses to “The Moscow GUM History In Photos”

  1. (r)evolutionist says:

    Very interesting historical photos. But too crowded!!

  2. RichardDS says:

    A fantastic architectural masterpiece!

  3. ptc says:

    It look like there was something to sell back then :-) I remember only empty shelves and incredible smell…

  4. Ham are sick, Al says:

    It is a must visit if you are ever in Moscow. It will blow you away!

  5. Thomas says:

    Very nice photos.
    What styly was the mall build in??
    Art deco, barok ????

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