The fact of construction of a modern governmental and residential quarter is in itself a characteristic feature of urban concepts of that time. In Uzhhorod, this quarter emerged on a land spot that was rather complicated for development and had been previously a swamp called Galago since the times of Italian Counts Drugeths reign. 

Starting from 1921, when all the affairs were transferred from military to civil government, the planning of construction was supported by simultaneous analysis of landscape capacities and planning of riverbed regulation and drainage of swampy area of Velyky (Big) and Maly (Small) Galagov.

It was the first time in history that city planning was not made spot by spot, but according to a large-scale urban concept. Doctor Adolf Liebscher developed a construction plan for the new city quarter – Maly Galagov. Its shape resembled a Delphian letter E or a horseshoe and retrieved the silhouette of old riverbed of Maly Uzh River. 

Adolf Liebscher enlivened the governmental quarter by skilfully alternating the administrative buildings with housing blocks. Almost all the officers of administrative institutions had houses planned in few-minute walk from their work. Thus, the officers of gendarmerie and Regional Government clerks received separate modern housing located in two-minute walk from the institutions.



Apartment Building for Military Officers
17, 18 Nezalezhnosti Emb
Gendarmerie Department
1 Narodna Sq
Masaryk School
19, Nezalezhnosti Emb
National Bank
1 Pushkina Sq
Regional Court
5 Narodna Sq
Regional Government
4 Narodna Sq