The Officers' Club (Shooters' Club)
The building was built in 1911 to 1912. It was designed by the architects Lemm and Nordemann who came from Königsberg. The Shooters' Club was designed as a theatre and a concert hall to hold 1,200 people, including a large balcony, orchestra pit and many facility rooms for actors and musicians.
There was a small hall on the second floor for up to 200 guests where exclusive events were held. There was also a shooting gallery and bowling alley. There were summerhouses available for citizens in the surrounding areas.
The Center for Collecting Cultural Values was organized during the post-war period. Valuables were sorted and dispatched to regions most damaged from the war. After, The Officers' Club took its place there. The building itself is identified as an object of cultural heritage.
Moskovskaya St. is one of the oldest streets in the city that begins from the central square and heads in the north direction. The first time this street was marked on the Gumbinnen map was 1723; then, the street was only 300 meters long. The second stage of construction made the street cross Artilleriyskaya Street while keeping its width. By the end of the 19th century, the street was prolonged for another 300 meters.
In the beginning of the 20th century, there were many reconstructions and new large buildings were built instead of the old small and shabby ones. The next stage of development was in the 1930s, when public welfare houses were built. After 1945, the street got its official name Moskovskaya and was built up intensively. A new hospital, new five-storey houses, shops, and a school were built there.
The street is currently experiencing its second birth. Having saved the traditions of Friedrich Wilhelm I, Moskovskaya Street has become the pearl of the city. The renewed facades, new sidewalks, a wide modern road make it clear that Gusev is among cities that are developing fast and preserve traditions of modern European cities.