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Vorontsov Palace

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VORONTSOV'S PALACE (26 Sadovaya Street), monument of Baroque architecture. Built in 1749-57 (architect F. Rastrelli) for Count M.I. Vorontsov (see Vorontsov Family). A monumental residential building is separated from the street by a front yard and an open-work cast-iron grille. The central three-storied block decorated with double columns and pilasters and pilaster side entablement is joined with the two flank double-storied wings. Earlier, there used to be a regular garden extending to the Fontanka River behind the main building. The rich interior decoration of the mid-18th has not survived. The main lobby is notable for it posts with paired columns. In 1798-1800, the Nativity of St. John the Baptist Church was established in the palace (architect G. Quarenghi), and, from the side of the garden the Maltese Chapel was added to the main building by project of the same architect. In 1827, the palace interior was reconstructed (architect A.E. Staubert). The staff wings (today, 6-10 Lomonosova Street ) were built in the early 19th century and reconstructed in 1831-34 (architect A.K. Cavos). In 1763, Vorontsov Palace was taken over by the treasury, in the end of 1790s, it was granted to the Maltese Order by Emperor Pavel I. The Chapter of Russian Orders was also situated here, in 1810-1918, the School of Pages. From the end of 1917 to the first half of 1918 in the former Vorontsov Palace there was a club and other institutions belonging to the Leftwing Revolutionary Socialists Party, later, courses for Soviet Army (RKKA) commanders, in the 1920s-30s, the Leningrad Kirov Infantry School, since 1958, Suvorov Military School have been located here.

V. G. Isachenko.

Cavos Albert Katarinovich
Kirov (real name Kostrikov) Sergey Mironovich
Paul (Pavel) I, Emperor
Quarenghi Giacomo
Rastrelli Francesco de
Shtaubert Alexander Egorovich
Vorontsov Mikhail Illarionovich, Count

Lomonosova St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 8
Lomonosova St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 6
Lomonosova St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 10
Sadovaya St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 26

The subject Index
Maltese Order
Page Corps
Page Corps
Suvorov Military College, St. Petersburg


Assembly of Nobility

ASSEMBLY OF NOBILITY, St. Petersburg provincial corporate social class organisation of St. Petersburg Province nobility, founded on the basis of the Charter of Nobility dated 21 April 1785; its aim was to ensure class unity and rights of nobility

Maltese Chapel

MALTESE CHAPEL, Maltese Chapel of St. John the Baptist located at 26 Sadovaya Street. An architectural monument of the Classicist style. Designed in 1797-1800, (architect G

Maltese Order

MALTESE ORDER (the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Johnnits, hospitaliers, knights of Rodos), a monastic knightly order. It was named after the hospital (travelers’ home) in Jerusalem

Suvorov Military College, St. Petersburg

SUVOROV MILITARY COLLEGE, St. Petersburg (26 Sadovaya Street), Military Secondary School in preparation for Higher Military Study. Founded after the re-organisation of the Leningrad Kirov Military School