Goes through Oktiabrskii, Kuibyshevskii and Leninskii districts. One of
the first streets of the city, it changed its name several times. First it was called the
Middle Prospective (relative to the Grand Prospective - now Nevskii Prospekt and
Voznesenskaia Prospective - now Maiorova). In the middle of the 18 century, when the
Admiralty was built, it was renamed into Admiralty street. Later, after Merchant Gorokhov
had built his stone house on it, it was unofficially known as Gorokhovaia (it is
interesting to note, that Gorokhov was actually Harrah, a foreigner). At the first half of
the 19 century it has two names simultaneously, later - only Gorokhovaia. In 1918, after
the well known events, it was renamed into Commissars' street, and in 1927 into
Dzerzhinskaia. So the street could not for a long time get a permanent name, but finally
it was returned to Gorokhovaia. .
You can even see the needle 122.5 meters high
And if there was a better visibility, you could see that the southern walls and the
bastions are encased in granite (and have been for a very long time - the facing is of
1779 - 1785, they were working fast in those days).
And here is Mikhailovskii Castle, that is called sometimes Inzhenernyi,
somehow I thought that it's yellow, if it's true - write me. It's built by V. Brenna (I
mean designed:-)), in 1797 - 1800, probably in a hurry to get ready by the end of the
It is interesting to note, that at the beginning of the 19 century the Castle was standing
virtually on an island and one could get there only by swimming :-) or across the lifting
bridge, and I am somehow absolutely sure that the inhabitants preferred the latter.
(Around the Castle there was Fontanka, Moika and two deep moats).
Genesis of the name is rather clear - there are four streets joining at
this point (Zagorodny pr., Lomonosova St., Rubinshteina St. and Raz'ezzhaia St. ) forming
five corners. . The building on the photo is part of the ensemble of Zagorodny pr. It is
built in style "modern ", unfortunately a very nice tower on top of it is not
Here is your tower, what can I do if the building does not fit in the
[Vladimir G.Beshenkov] You've got
some interesting coincidences in your albums:
The building with tower at Five corners and "an interesting building near Sennaia Sq.
" (12 album) are built by the same architect A. L.
Lishnevskii. The former in 1913, in neoclassical style, the latter in 1904-1906 in style
"modern" with elements of medieval architecture. (Leningrad: City Guide /Edited
by V.A.Vit'azeva, B.M.Kirikov.-2nd edition.-Lenizdat,1988.)
But the belfry was added only in 1783 and was designed by J. Quarengy, one
of the most famous architects of that time.
Interesting to note that the 4th floor of the belfry was built only in 1848, designed by