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The subject index / Commandant's Department (Ordonansgaus)

Commandant's Department (Ordonansgaus)

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

COMMANDANT'S DEPARTMENT (Ordonansgaus) (3 Sadovaya Street), architectural monument of late classicism, constructed in 1824-26 (architect А.А. Mikhailov, second project of K.I. Rossi). It is enclosed in the ensemble of the Mikhailovskaya Square (see Arts Square). From the rear, the first and second floors are fitted out with arcade galleries, and the third floor - with Doric pillars. The interior is designed in a simple, practical manner. The basement rooms are arched, the hall and the rooms on the third floor have two rows of windows, one above the other. One of the ladder rooms, round in the plan, is arched with a wooden cupola with a lantern in the middle. At present, the building houses the Garrison Commandant's Office.

A. A. Alexeev.

Mikhaylov (Mikhaylov 2nd) Andrey Alexeevich
Rossi Carl Ivanovich (Carlo Giovanni)

Iskusstv Square/Saint Petersburg, city
Sadovaya St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 3

см. при ст. Искусств площадь.

Guardhouse (general article)

GUARDHOUSE (Gauptvahta, from German Haupt Wachte - main guard), a military prison for military administrative temporary confinement of servicemen for prejudicial conduct to military discipline

Inzhenernaya Street

INZHENERNAYA STREET, running from Griboedova Canal to Belinskogo Square. The street was named in 1823 after the Principal Engineering College, which was located in the Mikhaylovsky Castle

Prisons (entry)

PRISONS. The first prison in St. Petersburg (Convict gaol, or Convict yard, until 1732 under the jurisdiction of the Admiralty) was built in 1706 in the area of present-day Truda square

Sadovaya Street

SADOVAYA STREET (from 1923 to 1944 - Third of July Street, the section from Italyanskaya Street up to Ekaterininsky Canal; from the 1730s to 1887, it was known as Bolshaya Sadovaya Street; the part from Moika River Embankment to Italyanskaya Street