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Turgeneva Square


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TURGENEVA SQUARE, Pokrovskaya Square until 1923, at the intersection of Sadovaya Street (the numeration of the buildings on the square follows the numerical order set on Sadovaya Street) and Angliisky Avenue; the square is the centre of Kolomna area. It was established in the 1740s to the designs of the Commission for St. Petersburg Construction. The present-day name was given to the square in memory of I.S. Turgenev. In 1798-1812, the Holy Virgin Intercession Church was erected (not preserved; hence the original name of the square); the area around the church was occupied by a second-hand market, surrounded with wooden houses. In the early 19th century, P.P. Baranov's house was built (house No. 111-113, built on in 1874, architect E.G. Yurgens, rebuilt in 1909, engineering architect S.G. Ginger); A school building was built in the 1930s (house No. 110). After the church was taken down in 1934, a public garden was laid out in the centre of Turgeneva Square (the project of the reconstruction was conceived by architects L.A. Ilyin and V.A. Vitman). In 2000, a memorial sign was installed on the place where the church had been (architects M.I. Skrepleva et al., artist A.V. Vasilyev). In the 1910s, tramway lines set across the square were put into operation. The place where house No. 111 now stands was the site of M.V. Petrashevsky's house in the 1840s. House No. 105 accommodated the Vitmer gymnasia.

References: Канн П. Я. Прогулки по Петербургу: Вдоль Мойки, Фонтанки, Садовой. СПб., 1994. С. 397-409.

G. Y. Nikitenko.

Persons
Aarne V.
Baranov P.P.
Ginger Sergey Grigorievich
Ilyin Lev Alexandrovich
Petrashevsky (Butashevich-Petrashevsky) Mikhail Vasilievich
Skrepleva Margarita Ivanovna
Turgenev Ivan Sergeevich
Vasilyev A.V.
Witman Vladimir Alexandrovich
Witmer O.K.
Yurgens Emmanuel Gustavovich

Addresses
Angliisky Ave/Saint Petersburg, city
Sadovaya St./Saint Petersburg, city
Sadovaya St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 113
Sadovaya St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 111
Sadovaya St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 105
Sadovaya St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 110
Turgeneva Square/Saint Petersburg, city
Коломна

Bibliographies
Канн П. Я.. Прогулки по Петербургу: Вдоль Мойки, Фонтанки, Садовой. СПб., 1994

The subject Index
Commission for St. Petersburg Construction