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Experts are returning the building to its historical appearance.

During the restoration of the wing in Denezhny Pereulok, experts discovered genuine Metlakh tiles of the late 19th – early 20th centuries. Work is going on in the identified cultural heritage site, which belongs to the estate of the Lodyzhensky – Zagryazhsky – Rukavishnikovs.

“The residential wing in Denezhny Lane has retained the dimensions and compositional solution of the facades, typical for the second half of the 19th century. Recently, large-scale restoration work has begun here, the main goal of which is to return the building to its historical appearance. Among other things, the lost stucco decoration will be recreated, elegantly complementing the facades, and historical window openings will be revealed. In addition, a few days ago, a genuine metlakh tile was found, and it will also be put in order, ”said the head

Department of Cultural Heritage of Moscow Alexey Emelyanov.

The restorers have already strengthened the foundation of the building, cleared and strengthened the walls, and excavated the brickwork on the first floor. Further, the work will touch on the structures of the second floor, decorative elements and other important details of the monument. The entire complex of works is planned to be completed by the end of 2021.

According to Alexei Yemelyanov, in 2019, the restoration of another manor house in Denezhny lane was completed. Over its more than 200-year history, this estate has changed many owners. At the end of the 18th century, the Lodyzhensky family owned the complex, which consisted of the main house and an outbuilding. In the 1830s, part of the estate (with a residential building) was sold to a state institution – the Department of Appanages. And the remaining plot with an outbuilding and outbuildings passed to the noblewoman Nadezhda Zagryazhskaya.

The residential wing, where the restoration is currently underway, is a two-story building. It was built at the beginning of the 19th century in the back of the courtyard, to the north of the main house of the estate. Later, the wing was built on with a second wooden floor. The house had two apartments, one of which was occupied by the manager. Since 1905, the new owner of the plot, S.Ya. Rukavishnikov. Until the 1980s, the wing housed residential apartments, and then an office was opened.

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