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Mansion within O.N.Chizhova’s City Homestead

Mansion within O.N.Chizhova’s City Homestead

Yeropkinsky Lane, 3, bld. 1

The Chizhova mansion still has the features of a valuable element of urban tissue: it is a part of the Yeropkinsky lane frontage and one of its most precious architectural gems.

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Main House of a City Homestead

Main House of a City Homestead

Borisoglebsky Lane, 15, bld. 3

The building is associated with several famous names: Mikhail Danilov, 18th century writer and author of papers on artillery theory and practice; Major General Nikolay Shcherbatov, veteran of the 1812 Patriotic War; Decembrist Nikolay Vasilchikov.

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Moscow State Electric Power Station-1.  Building with engine room for synchronous converters

Moscow State Electric Power Station-1. Building with engine room for synchronous converters

Raushskaya Embankment, 12

The building’s style is typical for Russian industrial architecture, it has some neoclassical elements. Its façade along the embankment is symmetrical about the central axis.

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Moscow State Electric Power Station-1. Office with a pumping station

Moscow State Electric Power Station-1. Office with a pumping station

Raushskaya Emb., 10, bld. 2

The three-storey building was constructed by November 1897; in 1911, it was added the fourth storey to the design by architect N.P.Basin which nevertheless, preserved the building’s original architectural style.

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Moscow State Power Station-1. Main building with engine room and boiler rooms

Moscow State Power Station-1. Main building with engine room and boiler rooms

Raushskaya Emb., 10, bld. 1

P.G.Smidovich 1st State Electric Power Station is the oldest functioning power station in Russia and a unique monument of industrial architecture.

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Service Building of A.P. Sytin homestead

Service Building of A.P. Sytin homestead

5/10, building 2, Sytinsky Lane

Just like the main house of the homestead, the service building survived the Moscow fire in 1812.

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Decembrist Alexander Beliayev's house

Decembrist Alexander Beliayev's house

Kropotkinsky Lane, 12, bld. 1

In the Soviet times, association with Decembrists was a “writ of protection” for old mansions where Decembrists lived or visited. The building in the Kropotkinsky lane where Decembrist Alexander Beliayev lived and died was no exception.

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Main House of the Pozdnyakov Homestead

Main House of the Pozdnyakov Homestead

Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street, 51, bld. 1

The present appearance of the building is a result of three periods of construction commissioned by three consecutive owners in 1860, 1892, and 1907.

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Service Outbuildings of the Lopukhins Homestead

Service Outbuildings of the Lopukhins Homestead

Prechistenka Street, 11/8, bld. 3

The oldest part of the service building was not being used in the Soviet times for its poor condition. Today, it is restored and houses the Moscow Leo Tolstoy Museum.

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Western Stables, Khamovnicheskiye Barracks

Western Stables, Khamovnicheskiye Barracks

Komsomolsky Avenue, 24, bld. 1

The Western Stables of the Khamovnicheskiye Barracks that were used for the Sumy hussar regiment accommodation represent a rectangle formed by one storey classical buildings with lapidary decor.

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G.A.Zakharyin Mausoleum

G.A.Zakharyin Mausoleum

Novogorskaya St., 38, bld. 8

General practitioner Dr. Grigory Zakharyin had a reputation of a brilliant diagnostician. Among his patients were Emperor Alexander III, writer Leo Tolstoy, art collector Pavel Tretyakov.

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Church of the Our Lady Icon of Vladimir in Kurkino

Church of the Our Lady Icon of Vladimir in Kurkino

Novogorskaya street, 37, bld. 1

The Vladimirskaya Church in the village of Kurkino that now is a part of the city of Moscow used to be a manorial church. Its construction was funded by Prince I.A.Vorotynsky.

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Laundry Building, the Narkomfin Residential Compound

Laundry Building, the Narkomfin Residential Compound

Novinsky Boulevard, 25-27, bld.1

The experimental compound represented the implemented idea of a fundamentally new type of residence with a utility unit that was to promote a new life style. According to the architects' design, the service building housed the first mechanical laundry in Moscow.

Rating: 3.3
Main House, A.P.Sytin Estate

Main House, A.P.Sytin Estate

Sytinsky Lane, 5/10, bld. 5

The Sytin house is a rare example of a wooden house that survived the 1812 fire and the 1990s deterioration and that was restored in 2015–2019 under the "1 Rouble per 1 m2" program.

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Laundry Building, the Narkomfin Residential Compound

Laundry Building, the Narkomfin Residential Compound

25-27/1, Novinsky Boulevard

The experimental compound represented the implemented idea of a fundamentally new type of residence with a utility unit that was to promote a new life style. According to the architects' design, the service building housed the first mechanical laundry in Moscow.

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Belfry of the Novospassky Monastery

Belfry of the Novospassky Monastery

Krestyanskaya Square, 10, bld. 1

In 2018, in the course of the Sergius of Radonezh Gate Church restoration, in the Belfry’s second tier, restorers came across a unique discovery: the so called "rite of foundation" of the Sergius Church.

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