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These chambers associate of Peter I are known to contemporaries as ... a handcraft museum.
the area between Nikitskaya and Tverskaya Street was the area of the aristocracy, and here, in Leontievsky (then still Sheremetyevsky) lane, two-story stone chambers of steward Avtonom Golovin, an associate of Peter I in the XVII - XVIII centuries.
Anatoly Ivanovich Mamontov, the brother of the famous businessman and patron Savva Mamontov acquired the old building in 1871. publishing and printing house was here during Mamontov’s time. Books, in particular, children's books were published with illustrations by famous artists - Vasnetsov, Valentin Serov, S. Malyutin. Printing House - modern house number 5 on the Leontievsky Lane built by the architect V. Hartmann.
In the early twentieth century, one large ownership divided in two, and the right part (house number 7) transferred to a leading industrialist and collector, Sergey Timofeevich Morozov. Morozov was a great admirer of folk craft, which for centuries determined the history of this house. Thanks to him the building acquired the image that we know today. Designed by architect William S. Solovyov vintage Chamber rebuilt in the style of ancient Russian traditional hut and donated to handicraft museum Morozov, which was founded in 1885 and was at that time on Nikitskaya street. Here there were numerous works of art, including carved spinning wheels, rocker, sculptures of birds and animals. Thus began a long history of collecting carvings. By the way, in Home-Museum in 1898 was born the first Russian nested doll beauty was working artist Sergei Malyutin.
In 1911, at the initiative of Sergei Kalashnikov architect AE Erichson and VN Bashkirov to the building was built with an additional amount of "Old" porch, where he opened stores selling handicrafts.
Interesting architectural features of the house: the entrance is an unusual porch with columns, barrels, and the roof of the building is crowned with a weathervane toy image. Hallmark of the museum lobby is decorated with ceramic fireplace, made by sketches of Vrubel.
By the early 1910s, Handicraft Museum spearheaded the preservation and development of arts and crafts all over Russia, participated in the organization of exhibitions and fairs.
Today, at the Museum of handicrafts. His fund has about fifty thousand exhibits are presented peasant carving, painting, metal, wood, stone and bone. Everyone can get to know people's clothing, embroidered lace, products of urban and industrial art, a collection of contemporary Russian arts and crafts and much more.
Vakhtangov theaterArbat street, 26
The stone house on this site was built in the second half of the XIX century for the father of the Sabashnikov brothers. They were publishers, known for serious preparation of printed texts. After 1917 the building was taken away from the owner, VP Berg, and transferred to the theatrical studio under the direction of Eugene Vakhtangov. It was called then the Third Studio of the Moscow Art Theater. After the war, a new facade of the theater was created, the main elements of which were pilasters in the entire height of the building, covered with flutes (narrow vertical grooves). The new hall began to accommodate 1050 spectators.
Novoekaterininskaya hospital15/29 Strastnoy blvd
Two and a half centuries-long history of this house began in 1786, when the famous architect Matvei Fedorovich Kazakov received an order for the construction of an urban estate for Princes Gagarins. Subsequently English club located there. Headquarters of Napoleon's cavalry located in the estate During the War of 1812. Intendant Henri-Marie Beyle, better known by his stage name – Stendhal served there.