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Church of the Holy Sign

Categories / Architecture/Architectural Monuments/Religious Architecture (see also Religion.Church)
Categories / Religion. Church/Places of Worship (see also Architecture and Urban Planning)

CHURCH OF THE HOLY SIGN in Tsarskoe Selo (2a Sadovaya Street, Pushkin), an architectural monument in the Baroque style of the reign of Anna Ioannovna. It was built according to the plans of architect M. G. Zemtsov with the assistance of I. Y. Blank, close to the Catherine Palace in 1734-36, on the site of the wooden Holy Annunciation Church, which had been burnt down. A single dome basilica with a belfry is adorned with pilasters along the facade. The Сhurch of the Holy Sign was completed in 1747. In 1772-73, a marble portico was constructed (architect V. I. Neelov); in 1865-66, the cupola and the belfry were remodeled (architect A. F. Vidov), and in 1898-99 the Imperial Wing was attached (architect S. A. Danini). The church relics included the Icon of the Holy Sign (today kept in the church of St. Petersburg School of Theology). In 1944, the church was closed down. Facade was restored in 1960-62 (architect M. M. Plotnikov), in 1991 the church was returned to the faithful.

References: Мещанинов М. Ю. Храмы Царского Села, Павловска и их ближайших окрестностей. СПб., 2000. С. 32-40.

V. V. Antonov

Chapyzhnikov Pavel Andreevich
Demertsov Fedor Ivanovich
Korzukhin Fedor Alexeevich

Ligovsky Ave/Saint Petersburg, city
Nevsky prospect/Saint Petersburg, city

Антонов В. В., Кобак А. В. Святыни Санкт-Петербурга: Ист.-церков. энцикл. СПб., 1994

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Vosstaniya Street

VOSSTANIYA STREET known as Znamenskaya (Holy Sign) Street until 1923, named after the Holy Sign Church. The street runs between Nevsky Prospect and Kirochnaya Street. The present-day name is in memory of the February Revolution of 1917