White House in Pripyat
“White House” is located on the corner of Kurchatova Street and Lenin Avenue. Name to this building was given as a joke. On one hand, it was made from white bricks. On the other, top managers of Chernobyl power plant (including the director Victor Briukhanov) and party and civil leaders lived. The building was considered “elite” as long as it is located in the very heart of the city and the main square with its administration, hotel and palace of culture is seen from the windows.
On the first floor, there was a shop “Raduga”. Radio goods, household stuff, auto parts, stationery etc were sold there.