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Kazan City Hall description and photos - Russia - Volga Region: Kazan. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The Kazan City Hall is located near the main entrance to the Kazan Kremlin, at the very beginning of st. Kremlin. The original name of one of the main streets of Kazan was Spasskaya. The street got its name in honor of the Kremlin's Spasskaya Tower. Later the street was renamed Voskresenskaya. In Soviet times, it was Lenin Street. Since 1996, the street has been called Kremlin.
At the beginning of the 19th century, the building belonged to the merchant Evreinov. In 1833, the city treasury bought a building from a merchant for city government offices. The building was already in need of serious renovation. City architect P.G. Pyatnitsky prepared a project for the reconstruction of the building, but it remained unfulfilled. In 1835-36. the reconstruction of the house was started by the new provincial architect F.I. Petondi. At this time, the facade of the building was rebuilt. In 1842, a terrible fire raged in the city, in which the building was badly damaged. After several years of restoration work led by the architect Crump, the building and its premises were finally put in order. In 1846, construction work was completed.
The building housed the city government. The building, in addition to the City Council and the City Duma, housed the City Public Bank of Kazan and the city's public library.
It is in this form that the building has survived to this day. The building is decorated in the Baroque style. In front of the main entrance to the building there is a four-pillar arched portico. Above the portico there is a balcony-terrace with a parapet trimmed with an openwork metal lattice.
The building of the City Hall belongs to the so-called heraldic architectural monuments. Its facade is decorated with the coat of arms of Kazan.
In our time, the building houses the city authorities.
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