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Entries / Chevakinsky S. I. (1713-1783), architect

Chevakinsky S. I. (1713-1783), architect

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CHEVAKINSKY Savva Ivanovich (1713-1783), architect, representative of the Baroque. From 1729, studied at the Moscow Preparatory School of the St. Petersburg Naval Academy, in 1732-38 apprenticed in architecture with I.K. Korobov (assisted him in a number of projects). In 1745, he was conferred the title of architect. In 1740-67, was appointed Chief Architect of the Admiralty, devised the general development plan, and after the fire of 1764, he redesigned the plan for Kronstadt, built the St. Nicolas Naval Cathedral and the warehouses of New Holland. Participated in the bid for the construction of the new St. Isaac's Cathedral (1762) and rebuilding of SS. Peter&Paul Cathedral (1766). In 1745-60, supervised the reconstruction of the palace and park ensemble in Tsarskoe Selo, where he also designed two wings of Catherine Palace and Mon Bijou Pavilion (has not survived). He became an architect of the Academy of Fine Arts in 1755-57. Reconstructed Kunstkammer tower. He Also took private commissions. In Baroque style he built Shuvalov Palace (1753-55, 25 Italyanskaya Street), Million House (19 Millionnaya Street, has not survived) and Sheremetev Palace. In 1767, he left St. Petersburg for his mansion. From 1738, lived at the 68 Angliiskaya Embankment (has not survived), afterwards at 58 Galernaya Street, in a house of his own design (1750s).

References: Петров А. Н. Савва Чевакинский. Л., 1983; Его же. Савва Чевакинский // Зодчие Санкт-Петербурга, XVIII век. СПб., 1997. С. 291-322.

V. V. Antonov.

Chevakinsky Savva Ivanovich
Korobov Ivan Kuzmich
Shuvalov Ivan Ivanovich, Count

Angliiskaya Embankment/Saint Petersburg, city, house 68
Galernaya St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 58
Italyanskaya Street/Saint Petersburg, city, house 25
Millionnaya St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 19

Петров А. Н. Савва Чевакинский. Л., 1983
Петров А. Н. Савва Чевакинский // Зодчие Санкт-Петербурга, XVIII век. СПб., 1997

The subject Index
St. Nicholas' Naval Cathedral
St. Isaac's Cathedral
SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral
Russian Academy of Sciences
Sheremetev Palace