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Entries / Grand Princes' Palaces and Mansions (entry)

Grand Princes' Palaces and Mansions (entry)

Categories / Architecture/Architectural Monuments/Mansions
Categories / Architecture/Architectural Monuments/Palaces

GRAND PRINCES' PALACES AND MANSIONS, St. Petersburg buildings, specially built or acquired for members of the Imperial family - children and grandchildren of the Emperor (except for the eldest son, the successor to a throne, who owned a residence in the Imperial Palace). The palaces were granted to the Grand Princes on their coming of age, served as their residences and descended to their eldest son. In the first quarter of the 19th century at the behest of Emperor Alexander I the Mikhailovsky Palace was constructed for his brother Mikhail Pavlovich. The procedure became firmly established under Emperor Nicholas I. In St. Petersburg his children owned the following palaces: Konstantin Nikolaevich - the Marble Palace; Nikolay Nikolaevich (the Elder) - Nikolaevsky Palace; Mikhail Nikolaevich (1832-1909) - Novo-Mikhailovsky Palace at 18 Palace Embankment (1857-1861, architect A.I. Stakenshneider); Maria Nikolaevna (1819-1876) - Mariinsky Palace. The children of Emperor Alexander II owned in St. Petersburg: Vladimir Alexandrovich - Vladimirsky Palace (see also the House of Scientists); Alexey Alexandrovich (1850-1908) - the palace at 122 Moika River Embankment (1882-1885, architect M.E. Messmacher); Sergey Alexandrovich (1857-1905) - Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace; Pavel Alexandrovich (1860-1918) - the former mansion of A.L. Stieglitz (see Stieglitz Family) at 68 English Embankment (1859-62, architect A. I. Krakau, rebuilt in 1887-1889 by architect Messmacher). The children of Emperor Alexander III owned: Mikhail Alexandrovich - the former mansion of A.S. Menshikov at 54 English Embankment (1870-1873, architect K.K. Rachau, rebuilt in 1910-1913, architect R.F. Meltzer); Xenia Alexandrovna (1875-1960) - the former mansion of M.V. Vorontsova at 106 Moika River Embankment (1856-1857, architect I.A. Monighetti, rebuilt in 1895, architect N.V. Sultanov, N.I. Rochefort); Olga Alexandrovna (1882-1952) - the former mansion of the Baryatinsky family on Sergievskaya Street (today 46-48 Tchaikovskogo Street) (1837, architect E. I. Dimmert, rebuilt in 1858-1861, architect G.A. Bosse and in 1910 - architect M. K. Dubinsky). The grandchildren of Emperor Nicholas I owned: Nikolay Nikolaevich (the younger) - the palace at 2 Petrovskaya Embankment (1910-13, architect A.S. Khrenov); Mikhail Mikhailovich (1861-1929) - the palace at 8 Admiralteiskaya Embankment (1885-1891, architect Messmacher); the grandchild of Emperor Alexander II Kirill Vladimirovich (1876-1938) - the mansion at 13 Glinki Street (1873, architect K.Y. Sokolov, rebuilt in 1904 architect V.P. Apyshkov, G.G. Krivoshein and in the 1910s - architect N.I. Alexeev).

Y. M. Piryutko.

Alexander I, Emperor
Alexander II, Emperor
Alexander III, Emperor
Alexeev Nikolay Ivanovich
Alexey Alexandrovich, Grand Prince
Apyshkov Vladimir Petrovich
Bosse G.A. (see Bosse Yu.A.)
Dimmert Egor Ivanovich
Dubinsky Mikhail Khaimovich
Khrenov Alexander Sergeevich
Kirill Vladimirovich, Grand Prince
Konstantin Nikolaevich, Grand Prince
Krakau Georg Alexander (Alexander Ivanovich)
Krivoshein Grigory Grigorievich
Maria Nikolaevna, Grand Princess
Meltzer Roman (Robert-Friedrich) Fedorovich
Menshikov Alexander Sergeevich, Duke
Messmacher Maximilian Egorovich
Mikhail Alexandrovich, Grand Prince
Mikhail Mikhailovich, Grand Prince
Mikhail Nikolaevich, Grand Prince
Mikhail Pavlovich, Grand Prince
Monighetti Ippolito Antonovich
Nicholas I, Emperor
Nikolay Nikolaevich (Jr.), Grand Prince
Nikolay Nikolaevich (Sr.), Grand Prince
Olga Alexandrovna, Grand Princess
Pavel Alexandrovich, Grand Prince
Rachau Karl Karlovich
Rochefort Konstantin Nikolaevich de, Count
Rochefort Nikolay Ivanovich de, Count
Sergey Alexandrovich, Grand Prince
Sokolov Konstantin Yakovlevich
Stakensсhneider Andrey Ivanovich
Stieglitz Alexander Ludwigovich, Baron
Sultanov Nikolay Vladimirovich
the Baryatinskys
the Beloselsky-Belozerskys
Vladimir Alexandrovich, Grand Prince
Vorontsova M.V.
Xenia Alexandrovna, Grand Princess

Admiralteyskaya Embankment/Saint Petersburg, city, house 8
Angliiskaya Embankment/Saint Petersburg, city, house 68
Angliiskaya Embankment/Saint Petersburg, city, house 54
Dvortsovaya Embankment/Saint Petersburg, city, house 18
Glinka St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 13
Moika River Embankment/Saint Petersburg, city, house 106
Moika River Embankment/Saint Petersburg, city, house 122
Petrovskaya Embankment/Saint Petersburg, city, house 2
Tchaikovskogo St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 46
Tchaikovskogo St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 48

The subject Index
Mikhailovsky Palace
Marble Palace
Nikolaevsky Palace (Palace of Labour)
Mariinsky Palace
Vladimirsky Palace
Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace

Imperial Family

IMPERIAL FAMILY, members of the Russian monarch's family, called by succession to the throne or by lawful marriage to those who had such right. Legal status of the Imperial Family was ratified by Emperor Pavel I in 1797 by the Resolution on the