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Muruzi House

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MURUZI HOUSE (27/24 Liteiny Avenue), an architectural monument, five-storied apartment house, constructed in 1874-1877 (architect A.K. Serebryakov with the assistance of P.I. Shestov and N.V. Sultanov) and belonging to Prince A.D. Muruzi (1807-1880). The facades are decorated in Moresque style. Muruzi House occupies the territory between Liteiny Avenue, Panteleymonovskaya (nowadays Pestelya) Street and Preobrazhenskaya Square. At the beginning of the 19th century there was a wooden house owned by the founder of Russian-American Campaign N.P. Rezanov (1764-1807). In 1848-1850, it was owned by a famous collector Prince V.V. Kochubey. In 1890-1917, the building belonged to General О.F. Rein. In 1889-1913, in the house of Muruzi D.S. Merezhkovsky, Z.N. Gippius and D.V. Filosofov (look for Salon of Merezhkovsky) lived. In apartment number 9 the poet V.A. Pyast (Pestovsky) spent his youth, in the private library of his mother in 1911 the meetings of Tsekh Poetov (poets' workshop) took place. In 1919, in Muruzi House a studio of young translators supervised by the publishing house World Literature was opened, in 1921 on the initiative of N.S. Gumilev the House of Poets was established. In 1949-72, I.A. Brodsky lived in the communal apartment number 28 (memorial plaque).

References: Кобак А. В., Лурье Л. Я. Дом Мурузи. Л., 1990; Иохвидова Л. А. Дом Мурузи // Дома рассказывают. СПб., 2001. Вып. 1. С. 182-230.

Y. M. Piryutko.

Brodsky Iosif Alexandrovich
Filosofov Dmitry Vladimirovich
Gippius Zinaida Nikolaevna
Gumilev Nikolay Stepanovich
Kochubey Viktor Pavlovich, Duke
Merezhkovsky Dmitry Sergeevich
Muruzi Alexander Dmitrievich, Duke
Pyast Vladimir Alexeevich
Rein O.F.
Rezanov Nikolay Petrovich
Serebryakov Alexsey Konstantinovich
Shestov Peter Ivanovich
Sultanov Nikolay Vladimirovich

Liteiny Ave/Saint Petersburg, city, house 24/27
Liteiny Ave/Saint Petersburg, city
Pestelya St./Saint Petersburg, city
Preobrazhenskaya Square/Saint Petersburg, city

Кобак А. В., Лурье Л. Я. Дом Мурузи. Л., 1990
Иохвидова Л. А. Дом Мурузи // Дома рассказывают. Л., 1991

The subject Index
Merezhkovsky Salon
Poets Guild
World of Literature, publishing house, 1918-1924

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