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Pochtamtskaya Street


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POCHTAMTSKAYA STREET, between St. Isaac's Square and Konnogvardeisky Lane. The road was built in the first quarter of the 18th century, in the 1730s it was known as Pushkarskaya Street (after Pushkarskaya, meaning Artillerymen, settlement), since 1738 it was known as Bolshaya Dvoryanskaya Street ("Dvoryanskaya" - noble, according to the population composition), in the 1760-1820s - Novoisaakievskaya Street (after St.Isaac's Cathedral), and since the 1790s, it also bore the name of Pochtovaya Street. It was given its current name in the 1820s (in 1922-89 - Soyuza Svyazi Street). Since the 1740s, it was built up with stone houses following the project of St. Petersburg Construction Commission. In the middle of the 18th century, the palace of Prince A.A. Bezborodko (building 7, reconstructed in 1783-95 by architect G. Quarenghi, in 1836-37 by architect A.K. Cavos and in 1870 by architect N.A. Lyubimov; today it houses the Museum of Communications). In 1782-89, the Central Post Office was built (building 9; hence the modern name of the street). The City Telephone and Telegraph Department owned building 15 (late 18th century, reconstructed in 1860-61 by architect A.I. Krakau, and in 1915 by civil engineer M.V. Kobelev). On Pochtamtskaya Street, the following notable people lived: poet and decembrist Prince A.I. Odoevsky, K.N. Batyushkov (building 10, 1813), O.I. Senkovsky (building 23, 1830s). The building of the Central Post Office was adorned with a memorial plaque to commemorate private soldier A.F. Belavin, who perished in 1941 while defusing a bomb.

Reference: Воложенинов И. Улица Союза Связи // БА. 1972. № 20. С. 39-47.

G. Y. Nikitenko.

Persons
Batyushkov Konstantin Nikolaevich
Belavin Alexander Fedorovich
Bezborodko Alexander Andreevich
Cavos Albert Katarinovich
Kobelev Mikhail Vasilievich
Krakau Georg Alexander (Alexander Ivanovich)
Lyubimov Nikolay Andreevich
Odoevsky Alexander Ivanovich
Odoevsky Vladimir Fedorovich
Quarenghi Giacomo
Senkovsky Osip Ivanovich (Yuzef Yulian)

Addresses
Konnogvardeisky Lane/Saint Petersburg, city
Pochtamtskaya St./Saint Petersburg, city
Pochtamtskaya St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 15
Pochtamtskaya St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 23
Pochtamtskaya St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 10
Pochtamtskaya St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 7
Pochtamtskaya St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 9
St.Isaac's Square/Saint Petersburg, city

Bibliographies
Воложенинов И. Улица Союза Связи // Блокнот агитатора, 1972
Скропышева В. Вдоль улицы Почтамтской // Веч. Ленинград, 1989

The subject Index
Commission for St. Petersburg Construction
Communication Museum
Post Office, Central
Post Office, Central