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The subject index / St. Peter’s German Reformed Church

St. Peter’s German Reformed Church

Categories / Architecture/Architectural Monuments/Religious Architecture (see also Religion.Church)
Categories / Religion. Church/Places of Worship (see also Architecture and Urban Planning)

ST. PETER’S GERMAN REFORMED CHURCH, located at 58 Bolshaya Morskaya Street. An architectural monument constructed in 1862-65, for the needs of the German Reformatory community by architect G. A. Bosse. The church with a high two-tier bell-tower was done in a pseudo-Romanesque style. The prayer hall with two tiers of windows was located on the second floor and could hold up to 1,000 people. On the first floor there was a school and the pastor's flat. In 1872, the church suffered extensive fire damage; in 1872-74 it was restored without any considerable alteration to the design (architect K. K. Rachau). Around 1900, the windows were adorned with stained-glass patterns by artist E. Tode. In 1917, the congregation of the cathedral numbered about 4,000 people. In 1929, the church was closed down. In 1932-40, it was rebuilt to accommodate the Postal Workers' Club (architects P. M. Grinberg, G. S. Rayts).

References: Антонов В. В., Кобак А. В. Святыни Санкт-Петербурга: Ист.-церков. энцикл. СПб., 1996. Т. 3. С. 266-267.

S. V. Boglachev.

Bosse G.A. (see Bosse Yu.A.)
Grinberg Pavel Markovich
Rachau Karl Karlovich
Rayts Grigory Samoilovich
Tode E.

Bolshaya Morskaya St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 58

Антонов В. В., Кобак А. В. Святыни Санкт-Петербурга: Ист.-церков. энцикл.: В 3 т. СПб., 1994-1996


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