Commercial Apartment Building of I. Takeuchi
The building now accommodates: Trading House "Lotus"
Address: Khabarovsk Territory, Khabarovsk, 5 Muravyova-Amurskogo Street
Date of construction: 1912
Khabarovsk Territory Executive Committee decision No. 171 dd. 18.07.1991, Presidential Decree No. 176 dd. 20.02.1995
The Assumption Cathedral in Khabarovsk in 1911 leased its land to a Japanese national Isidzi Takeuchi until 1923 with obligation to construct a building at its own expense. The house was built in one construction season in 1912. On the 2nd floor there was a hotel "Rus", the 1st floor was rented under the shops, a pharmacy and a restaurant. After the new government took power Takeuchi dismantled his business and in 1920 left for Japan. In 1921 his confidential clerk Haruhara opened here a hotel "Shanghai rooms" and a restaurant. In 1923 the house, as the Assumption Cathedral’s property was confiscated and handed over to Gorkomhoz (City Communal Service). The hotel became known as the 1st Communal. From 1929 it was converted into a dormitory, and later a communal housing. The first floor was reconstructed many times as various institutions, shops and public eating places. From the 1960s to the beginning of the 1990s it housed the restaurant "Lotus". In 1998-1999 the building was renovated. In 2004, it became a private property.
The building was built in Eclectic style with motifs of Classicism and modernity. It has one of the most impressive architectural plastic of the facades in the city.