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Vitebsky Railway Station

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VITEBSKY RAILWAY STATION (formerly St. Petersburg, Tsarskoselsky, Moskovsko-Vindavo-Rybinsky Line, and Detskoselsky Railway Station) (52 Zagorodny Ave). The wooden building of Tsarskoselskaya Railway Station was constructed in August-September 1837 by architect K.A. Ton, near the crossing of Zagorodny Avenue and Vvedensky Canal. The first Russian train left the station on October 30,1837. In 1849-51 a stone railway station building was built in its place by architect Ton, in the 1870s it was reconstructed, and in the early 20th century the building was taken apart). The present day the two-storeyed building of Vitebsky Railway Station was constructed in 1901-04 by architects S.A. Brzhozovsky and S.I. Minash in early Art Nouveau style with a dome, a horologium, large Romanesque windows and decorative bas-reliefs on the pediment. One of the station’s halls is decorated with wall paintings by artists N.S. Samokish and E.P. Samokish-Sudkovskaya, which show the history of Tsarskoselskaya Railway Station. In 1987, a model of the train with Provorny locomotive, which made the first railway trip in Russia from St. Petersburg to Tsarskoe Selo in 1837, was installed in a specially built glass pavilion on one of Vitebsky Railway Station platforms. Vitebsky Railway Station serves destinations in the Russian south. Pushkinskaya metro station is located near Vitebsky Railway Station.

Reference: Богданов И. А. Витебский вокзал и Царскосельская железная дорога // Новый журн. 2002. № 2. С. 157-192.

I. A. Bogdanov.

Brzhovsky Stanislav Antonovich
Minash Sima Isaakovich (Semen Isaevich)
Samokish Nikolay Semenovich
Samokish-Sudkovskaya Elena Petrovna
Ton Konstantin Andreevich

Zagorodny Avenue/Saint Petersburg, city, house 52

Богданов И. А. Витебский вокзал и Царскосельская железная дорога // Новый журн., 2002

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