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The subject index / Officers' House

Officers' House

Categories / Army. Navy/Quarters, Arsenals, Riding-halls, Guardhouses, etc.
Categories / Architecture/Architectural Monuments/Public Buildings and Edifices

OFFICERS’ HOUSE (20 Liteyny Avenue), a cultural educational establishment of the Russian Federation Ministry of Defence, and professional military servicemen’s club. Founded in 1918 as the Red Army House, it was given the name of S.M. Kirov in 1934; its official name changed to Officers' House in 1972. In the 1920s, the Officers' House carried out large-scale educational work among Red Army soldiers; during the Great Patriotic War it served as a base for a number of special military preparatory courses, front-line concert and propaganda brigades. It is located in the former Public Building of Army and Navy Officers' Assembly (1895-98, military engineers V.K. Gauger, A.D. Donchenko).

References: Золотов В. Н. С красной звездой на фасаде // ЛП. 1986. № 2. С. 20-21.

G. V. Kalashnikov .

Donchenko Alexander Dmitrievich
Hauger Wilhelm Karlovich
Kirov (real name Kostrikov) Sergey Mironovich

Liteiny Ave/Saint Petersburg, city, house 20

Золотов В. Н. С красной звездой на фасаде // Ленингр. панорама, 1986


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