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Dekabristov Street


Categories / City Topography/Urban Network/Streets

DEKABRISTOV STREET, called Ofitserskaya Street until 1918, running from Voznesensky Avenue to Pryazhka River Embankment. The street was laid in the 1740s across the Admiralty Board attendants" living-quarters, previously known as the Officers" Settlement (hence the original name). The street was renamed in commemoration of the participants of the Decembrist Movement. The site of houses Nos. 27-29 was occupied by the Lithuanian Castle Prison burnt down in February 1917. The majority of the street"s buildings originate in the 18th-20th centuries, including house No. 13 (1833, architect A.I. Liderits); house No. 19 (1836, the private residence of architect P.P. Jacot); house No. 21, the Yusupov Palace garden pavilion (the mid-18th century); house No. 23, formerly the War Collegium housing the Military School of Law, ousted in 1882 by the Nikolaevsky Cadet Corps, and now accommodating the Military Transportation University of Railway Troops (1806-09, architects L. Rusca, A.E. Shtaubert); house No. 29, a dwelling house for members of the All-Union Bureau for the Designing of Shipyards (1932-34, architects I.A. Meerzon, Z.O. Brod, V.M. Cherkassky); house No. 34, previously the Cultural Centre named after the First Five-Year Plan (1929-30, 1953-57, architect N.A. Miturich), now the Trade Union Recreation Centre of Sales Workers; house No. 36 (late 18th century, rebuilt in 1843); house No. 38, a swimming pool (1950s, architects V.D. Ekse, N.N. Bashnin); and house No. 54, formerly the Estonian Church of St. John the Baptist and a dwelling house (1911, architect M.K. Dubinsky). In the 1920s, tram lines were put into operation at Dekabristov Street. Past residents of Dekabristov Street included Arctic explorer G.Y. Sedov (house No. 12, 1905), composers E.F. Napravnik (house No. 16, 1865-77) and M.A. Balakirev (house No. 17, 1861), stage director V.E. Meyerhold (house No. 32, 1909-14), artist A.N. Benois (house No. 52, 1902-04), poet A.A. Blok (house No. 57, 1912-21, his flat houses his memorial museum at present). The Academy of Physical Education is located on Dekabristov Street at house No. 35.

References: Исаченко В. Г. Улица Декабристов // Диалог. 1987. № 19-20; Зуев Г. И. Дома и люди Офицерской улицы. СПб., 2003.

G. Y. Nikitenko.

Persons
Balakirev Mily Alexeevich
Bashnin Nikolai Nikolaevich
Benois Alexander Nikolaevich
Blok G.P.
Brod Zoya Osipovna (Iosifovna)
Cherkassky V.M.
Dubinsky Mikhail Khaimovich
Ekse V.D.
Grin Alexander Stepanovich
Jacot Pavel Petrovich
Liderits A.I.
Meerzon Iosif Alexandrovich
Meyerhold Vsevolod Emilievich
Miturich Nikolay Alexandrovich
Napravnik Eduard Frantsevich
Rusca Luigi (Aloisy Ivanovich)
Sedov Georgy Yakovlevich
Shtaubert Alexander Egorovich

Addresses
Dekabristov St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 29
Dekabristov St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 13
Dekabristov St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 19
Dekabristov St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 21
Dekabristov St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 23
Dekabristov St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 36
Dekabristov St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 38
Dekabristov St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 12
Dekabristov St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 27
Dekabristov St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 57
Dekabristov St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 34
Dekabristov St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 54
Dekabristov St./Saint Petersburg, city
Dekabristov St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 11
Dekabristov St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 16
Dekabristov St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 17
Dekabristov St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 32
Dekabristov St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 52
Dekabristov St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 35
Pryazhka River Embankment/Saint Petersburg, city
Voznesensky Ave/Saint Petersburg, city

Bibliographies
Исаченко В. Г. Улица Декабристов // Диалог, 1987
Зуев Г. И. Дома и люди Офицерской улицы, 2003

The subject Index
Lithuanian Castle.
Yusupov Palace (94 Moika River Embankment)
Blok's Memorial Flat
Lesgaft Academy of Physical Education, State, St. Petersburg