We recommend you having a stroll along tiny Michurinsk streets: Sovetskaya, Filippov, Gerasimov Streets, etc. It is right here where you can be a part of a well-off merchant town of the 19th century. Houses, mansions and shops reflect the spirit of that time. Clock hands seem to have stopped here. The majority of the town attractions is situated right here in these streets but do not be afraid to get lost – make a turn to the old town.
A curious building built by merchant Polyansky, the owner of a tobacco factory at the beginning of the 20th century (Sovetskaya Str., 291) is an elegant three-storey building topped with a dome. Some time ago here by the side of the building someone opened Arnoldi pharmacy which is the central pharmacy in town today. The main part of the building houses the town administration.
The building of teachers’ training institute (274, Sovetskaya Str.) is a true attention-grabber. It was built by merchant Kiryanov at the beginning of the 20th century for Satina’s private classic school for girls. Once on the ground floor there was a cinema.
The corner building at the intersection of Sovetskaya and Revolyutsionnaya Streets is a unique part of the entire architectural ensemble that includes all the buildings in Sovetskaya Street, between Revolyutsionnaya and Filippov Streets as well. On its three sides the ensemble is framed by one-type buildings with rotundas looking very much alike.
In the cozy public garden in Sovetskaya Street there is a bust to the hero of the USSR, the participant of the battle of Stalingrad and Berlin operation N.A. Filippov who died at the age of 22. The street where he had been born was renamed in his honor. The bust was designed by sculptor Y. Titov and installed in 1987.
At the intersection of Gerasimov and Filippov Streets you will see the monument to a famous painter, A.M. Gerasimov. The author of the sculptor is a member of Academy of Arts of the USSR, people’s artist of the USSR, E.V. Vuchetich. The similar bust is installed at Gerasimov’s grave at the Novo-Dyevitchiye cemetery in Moscow.