Mozyr, like any other city in Belarus with a long history, has its own architectural face, on which are not only preserved, but also abandoned, destroyed features. The local building of the district hospital of yellow brick has long been abandoned, but even now its surviving elegant elements attract the attention of tourists. Many come to rest in the Gomel region, in small towns, to see the remains of the ancient urban architecture first hand.
The building of the district hospital was erected just before the First World War, but initially the owner did not think to make the building a house of mercy. It was the mansion of one of the wealthy inhabitants of the city. The future hospital was built in the Art Nouveau style of yellow brick, having received rather graceful forms. The fact that the building was built as a dwelling, first of all, says that the main building before the rebuilding has inside a lot of purely decorative elements (for example arches or semicircular depressions), which usually did not suit in utilitarian buildings.
After the hospital was for some time a district hospital, it was rebuilt during the Soviet period to become an oblast hospital. Two cases were added, which allowed to accommodate much more needy physicians Mozyr. After some time the hospital was altered into a nursery, and then completely abandoned. Modern times, the growth of the city dictated its own: already very close to the old hospital, a new one appeared that allowed to help more people. The maintenance, heating, communication in the old hospital became unprofitable, and it gradually fell into decay.
Even after being uninhabited for some time, the county hospital was recognized as an emergency only in 2014 and it was completely abandoned. The old part survived the dismantling of the ancient floors, and now enthusiasts can get to the upper floors only with the help of special equipment. Many walls are covered with graffiti, paintings and recognitions in a variety of feelings.
Of course, it would be impossible to imagine the reputation of a district hospital without a scourge of fear and mystery. On the lower floor is a rather large, full of black ash, an oven that is in no way connected with the general heating system of the building. People who are here often argue: whether she was an oven for cremation, or simply someone was burning unnecessary things.
So far, plans to dismantle the building have hung in the air, and that now the old hospital is a favorite place for the youth of the city. It is always possible to meet people, enthusiastically exploring ancient walls, ceilings and secluded corners. Young people are happy to spend photo shoots here and even spend small excursions for friends.
At the moment the building is designated as the historical and cultural value of the city and Belarus, as it is written on a small plate at the entrance. The building is not guarded, and you can get here at any time of the day and night freely.