51, Suvorovsky Prospekt
Object: 51, Suvorovsky Prospekt.
Relative air humidity: 86%.
Air temperature: +18ºC.
Date of operation: summer 2011.
Information on the state customer and the general contractor.
Customer: Saint Petersburg Government Establishment ‘Customer’s Directorate on restoration works on historical and cultural monuments’ Intarsia Group of Companies.
Applying the remover onto a bas-relief with a soft brush. In 30 minutes the remover will begin to effect and the old paint will bloat.
51, Suvorovsky Prospekt.
Rented apartment house of M.A. Sizov.
Architect: N.I. Kotovich.
-1750 (According to the city plan in those years) there was a square, on which Cavalry regiment Life Guard trainings took place. Behind the square, on the Neva bank the regiment’s settlement (Sloboda) was situated. A first from Nevsky Prospekt to Konnogvardeyskaya sloboda led Konnogvardeyskaya St., which was later renamed to Slonovaya St. (as it was the place where elephants were walked, “slon” means “an elephant” in Russian) and finally it became Suvorovsky Prospekt. To the west of the Prospekt Tauride Gardens (Tavrichesky Sad) and Life Guard barracks later appeared.
-1824 (according to the city plan) Konnogvardeyskaya (Slonovaya) St. was lined with buildings. It didn’t lead to Nevsky Prospekt anymore. There were wooden one-storeyed houses there and a few two-storeyed ones as well. They were inhabited by retired military-men and functionaries.
-1843 (according to the city plan) there appeared 8 plots intended for private building. The first person to build a house was merchant Balakin. On the plot No.5 he built a wooden one-storeyed house with a mezzanine and no visible decorations.
-1900 Slonovaya St. was extended up to Nevsky Prospekt and renamed to Suvorovsky Prospekt. Wooden houses were gradually replaced by multistorey stone ones.
– In 1910 a rented apartment house of M.A. Sizov was built.
– In 2001 the house was included by Saint Petersburg Committee on state supervision, exploitation and preservation of historical and cultural monuments in the “List of newly revealed objects of historical, artistic or other cultural value”