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4 August 2021, 09:03

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Facades and interiors will be restored in the building of the collegiate councilor’s estate.

Restorers began complex work in the mansion located at 23 Burdenko Street. The one-story house was built at the beginning of the 19th century by order of the director of the drafting department of the Moscow Land Survey Office Gavrila Palibin. Today the building bears the status of a cultural heritage site of federal significance, all work in it is under control Moscow City Heritage

“Palibin’s house, despite its relatively small size, is one of the symbols of the Khamovniki district. Volunteers worked here three years ago. They carefully cleared two centuries of wood, primed the walls and put the plinth in order. Then, in 2019, emergency work was carried out, and now the long-awaited comprehensive restoration is in full swing. Experts simultaneously work on the facades and in the interiors of the monument. Facade work is planned to be completed before the onset of cold weather, “- said the head of the Moscow Department of Cultural Heritage

Alexey Emelyanov

Specialists will restore the plank façade cladding, plastering of the plinth, historic doors, windows and forged parts. Particular attention will be paid to stucco and wood decor, to recreate the lost decor elements of the gate and fence. The facade will be painted blue-gray, and the decorative elements will be white.

Inside the building, inlaid parquet flooring, stoves, walls, doors and other historical elements will be restored. After the completion of the work, the exhibition space will be located here. On the walls, they plan to preserve open areas with picturesque wallpaper of the 19th century.

In the first six months of 2021, the Moscow City Heritage Agency issued more than 500 assignments and over 700 work permits in architectural monuments… On some of the objects, restoration has already begun, for others, project documentation is being prepared and their condition is being investigated.

Active work is underway in Orphanage in Kitaygorodsky passage, Medvednikovskaya gymnasium in Starokonyushenny lane, on the Bolshoy Kamenny Bridge, in Church of St. Nicholas on Three Mountains, Literary Institute named after A.M. Gorky on Tverskoy Boulevard. In addition, the monument to the grenadiers who fell in the battle near Plevna is being restored. on Ilyinsky square, house of architect Duvanov on Zemlyanoy Val street and the first substation of the Moscow tram – HPP-2.

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