Ilarion Tomashevsky

И. П. Томашевский

Ilarion Pavlovich Tomashevsky (1909–1970)

Иларион Павлович ТОМАШЕВСКИЙ (1909–1970). Русский текст – внизу страницы

Born on April 9, 1909, in Vladivostok, Russia; died in 1970 in Krasnoyarsk, USSR.

Ilarion Tomashevsky was one of two sons of the Shanghai architect P. A. Tomashevsky, who killed himself in 1929. At that time 20-year-old Ilarion was already working as an architect at the largest local firm Palmer & Turner. He stayed with the firm until at least 1941, working alongside his friend and colleague V. N. Dronnikoff.

Aside from work, together with other Russian artists and poets, in 1935 Tomashevsky started funding and publishing the literary magazine Phoenix, which lasted for 7 months.

Tomashevsky was a passionate promoter of "midget apartments" – small apartment houses – and he created at least five of them in the French Concession around the years 1939–1942; he also built his own residence on Route Magniny. He collaborated with V. N. Dronnikoff on his projects, such as Delastre Apartments, which is now the only building that has the heritage plaque with both their names on it. The general contractors for most of Tomashevsky's buildings was the firm of A. V. Kooklin.

Tomashevsky lived in Shanghai until at least 1948, and then repatriated to the USSR and settled in Krasnoyarsk, East Siberia. He continued working as an architect, joining the Soviet Architects' Union in 1953. He created a number of industrial and transport-related buildings in the towns around the region (Abakan, Krasnoyarsk, Chernogorsk and Cheliabinsk).

Delastre Apartments, route delastre

1939

Delastre Tenement, route Delastre

1941

Residence, Route Ferguson

1941

Georgette Apartments, Route Boissezon

1941

two-family residence, Rue magniny

c. 1940

three-story shops and apartments, route Vallon

1942

Apartments, route Pere Huc

1942

I. P. Tomashevsky in the beginning of his career, at his desk at Palmer & Turner, in 1932. Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.
I. P. Tomashevsky, wife and son, outside of the residence he designed and built, together with his colleague V. N. Dronnikoff, on Route Maginy, c. 1940. Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.
I. P. Tomashevsky (left) and V. N. Dronnikoff on the site of maisonettes, 260 & 262 Route Maresca, built by Palmer & Turner, 1935. Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.
A full-page feature on Tomashevsky in Shanghai Times, December 1941. Works shown, clockwise from top right: small apartment house on Route Pere Huc, Delastre Tenement on Route Delastre, Georgette Apartments on Rue Boissezon, shops and residences on Route Vallon, Tomashevsky’s residence on Route Magniny, residence on Route Ferguson.

Delastre Apartments (1939)

Delastre Apartments, 238 Route Delastre, now 238 Taiyuan Road 太原路238号. V. N. Dronnikoff’s collection. Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco
Delastre Apartments, 238 Taiyuan Road, 太原路238号. Image: Andrew Field
Delastre Apartments, 238 Taiyuan Road, 太原路238号. Images: Jad Arsan
Delastre Apartments, 238 Taiyuan Road, 太原路238号. Images: Jad Arsan

Delastre Tenement (1941)

Delastre Tenement 228 Taiyuan Road 太原路228号, on the corner of West Jianguo Road. Images: Jad Arsan
Delastre Tenement 228 Taiyuan Road 太原路228号, on the corner of West Jianguo Road. Images: Jad Arsan

Residence on Route Ferguson (1941)

Joint work with V. N. Dronnikoff: Residence on Route Ferguson. now 274 Wukang Road 武康路274号. V. N. Dronnikoff’s collection. Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco
Residence at 274 Wukang Road 武康路274号. rabbit_3922.

Georgette Apartments (1941)

Georgette Apartments, 32 West Fuxing Road 复兴西路32号. Image: Jad Arsan
Georgette Apartments, 32 West Fuxing Road 复兴西路32号. Images: Jad Arsan

Shops and Residences (1942)

Shops and residences, 605–621 Nanchang Road 南昌路605号–621号.
Shops and residences, 605–621 Nanchang Road 南昌路605号–621号. Images: Jad Arsan
Shops and residences, 605–621 Nanchang Road 南昌路605号–621号. Images: Jad Arsan

Apartments on Rue Pere Huc / Yongfu Road (1942)

"The Russian row" on Yongfu Road 永福路 in the west French Concession. Left to right: No. 72 designed by I. Tomashevsky, No. 70 by A. Kooklin, No. 68 by N. Emanoff. rabbit_3922

List of known works by I. P. Tomashevsky

  • Delastre Apartments 太原公寓, 238 Route Delastre (1939), now 238 Taiyuan Road 太原路238号 (together with V. N. Dronnikoff).

  • Two-family residence, 103–105 Rue Magniny (c. 1940), now 103 and 105 Kangping Road 康平路103号, 105号 (together with V. N. Dronnikoff).

  • Delastre Tenement, 228 Route Delastre (1941), now 228 Taiyuan Road 太原路228号.

  • Residence, No. 4 Lane 280 Route Ferguson (1941) now 郑洞国旧居 274 Wukang Road 武康路274号 (together with V. N. Dronnikoff).

  • Georgette Apartments, 32 Route Boissezon (1941), now 32 West Fuxing Road 复兴西路32号.

  • Theatre for 780 seats, Route Gaston Kahn, as Tomashevsky & Dronnikoff, Architects (1941) // now Jiashan Road 嘉善路 – unrealized.

  • Commercial and residential building, Route Vallon (1942), now 605–621 Nanchang Road 南昌路605号–621号, corner of South Xiangyang Road.

  • Apartments, 72 Route Pere Huc (1942), now 72 Yongfu Road 永福路72弄.

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Родился во Владивостоке 9 апреля 1909 года; умер предположительно в Красноярске в 1970 году. Сын архитектора П. А. Томашевского, который покончил с собой в 1929 году, когда сын уже работал архитектором.

В 1935 году спонсировал создание литературного журнала "Феникс", который выходил семь месяцев. В 1937–1941 годах служил архитектором в крупнейшей шанхайской фирме "Palmer & Turner," где сотрудничал с В. Н. Дронниковым; по крайней мере одно здание совместной работы сохранилось (238 Route Delastre). Выстроил ряд частных особняков и небольших многоквартирных домов во Французской концессии; генеральным подрядчиком, как правило, была фирма А. В. Куклина.

Прожив в Шанхае вплоть до 1948 года, Томашевский репатриировался в Советский Союз и обосновался в Красноярске, где продолжил работать архитектором и вступил в Союз архитекторов СССР в 1953 году. Он создал ряд промышленных и транспортных зданий в Красноярске, Абакане, Черногорске и Челябинске.

Sources

  • Shanghai Sunday Times, North-China Daily News, China Press, Hong directories

  • Слабуха А.В. Архитекторы Приенисейской Сибири