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Entries / Mizhuev, House of

Mizhuev, House of

Categories / Architecture/Architectural Monuments/Apartment Buildings

MIZHUEV, HOUSE OF (26 Fontanka River Embankment), an architectural monument of high classicism, a unique example of the early 19th century apartment house. It was constructed in 1804-1806 (architect A.D. Zakharov) for the merchant K. Mizhuev, who was one of the contractors of the construction of Mikhailovsky Castle. A hexastyle portico of a four-storied building is accomplished with a triangular pediment. The gala rooms face towards the embankment, flights of the front staircase rest on massive poles finished with semicolumns. One corner was rounded, as the adjoining ground had not been built up. The wing overlooking Mokhovaya Street (building 41) was constructed at the end of the 18th century and later built over. In the house of Mizhuev in 1812-1813 and 1816 the future Decembrist P.I. Pestel stayed with his father I.B. Pestel. In the wing on Mokhovaya Street N.M. Karamzin spent the last years of his life. In this house Count P.A. Vyazemsky and the daughter of M.I. Kutuzova E.M. Khitrovo (often visited by Pushkin) lived, in the salon of Khitrovo, outstanding figures of Russian culture of the second quarter of the 19th century gathered.

V. G. Isachenko.

Karamzin Nikolay Mikhailovich
Khitrovo Elizaveta Mikhailovna
Kutuzov (Golenishchev-Kutuzov) Mikhail Illarionovich, Gracious Prince
Mizhuev Kornily Evtikhievich
Pestel Ivan Borisovich
Pestel Pavel Ivanovich
Pushkin Alexander Sergeevich
Vyazemsky Peter Andreevich, Duke
Zakharov Andreyan (Adrian) Dmitrievich

Fontanka River Embankment/Saint Petersburg, city, house 26
Mokhovaya St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 41

The subject Index
Mikhailovsky Castle

Karamzin N.M., (1766-1826), historian, writer

KARAMZIN Nikolay Mikhailovich (1766-1826, St. Petersburg), writer, critic, historian, honorary member of the Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1818). He studied in a Moscow Boarding School. In 1782-84 he served with the Guards in St. Petersburg

Zakharov A.D. (1761-1811), architect.

ZAKHAROV Andreyan (Adrian) Dmitrievich (1761 - 1811, St. Petersburg), architect, representative of Neoclassicism. In 1767-82, he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts under the supervision of Y.M. Felten and A.A