Bolshaya Yakimanka

Bolshaya Yakimanka (in 1956-1992 – Dimitrova Street) is a radial street in the Yakimanka district of the Central Administrative District of Moscow. It runs from Yakimanskaya Embankment to Kaluga Square. The numbering is from Yakimanskaya Embankment. In the 1970s, it was connected to Bolshaya Polyanka Street by a wide Yakimansky passage cut through a grid of old lanes. As a result, the northern segment of Bolshaya Yakimanka turned into a secondary lane.

The name became such at the end of the 17th century after the chapel of Joachim and Anna of the Annunciation Church, first mentioned in 1493 and demolished in 1969. The temple was located at the intersection of Malaya Yakimanka Street and the modern Yakimansky Passage.

Main attractions

On the odd side

No. 5/6, building 1 – the estate of the Maltsevs. Architectural monument (newly identified object). The house was designed before the fire of 1812. The building has preserved historical interiors, ceiling decoration and stoves.

No. 15/20 – until 2011, there was an apartment building on this site, built in 1899-1901 according to the project of the architect F. N. Kolbe, together with the engineer V. A. Vlastov. In 2016, an elite residential complex was built on the site of the Kolbe house.

No. 21 – in the late XIX – early XX centuries, the house belonged to N. O. Sushkin.

No. 23/5 – outbuilding of the city estate of the 18th and 19th centuries, 1870-the 1880s, architect M.I. Nikiforov.

No. 25, 27 – a residential building of the 19th – early 20th centuries.

No. 29 – 2nd City School, the building of the late XIX century. Currently – Children’s Music School No. R. M. Gliera.

No. 31 – the former church of Peter and Paul in the middle of the 17th century is included in the volume of the modern building. The refectory and the bell tower were built according to the design of the architect P.P. Burenin in 1851-1852.

No. 33 – House of Chamberlain Sergei Mikhailovich Sukhotin (1830-1889); the 10th Moscow Men’s Gymnasium (1902-1910) was located here. Architectural monument (newly identified object).

No. 43 – Igumnov’s House, built in 1889-1893 according to the project of architect N. I. Pozdeev. After his death, it was completed by his brother – architect I. I. Pozdeev. The architect P. S. Boytsov finished the interiors. Now – the Embassy of France in Russia and the ambassador’s residence. Architectural monument (federal).

No. 45 – Embassy of France in Russia (the 1980s, architects P. B. Ivatsevich and others).

On the even side

No. 6 is a two-story house from the 19th century.

No. 8 is a one-story wooden house from the 19th century. The architect Z. I. Ivanov lived in the house.

No. 10/2, building 2 – MTS office building (2004, architects A. Ivanov, V. Balutin).

No. 12-14 – a modern copy of the lost architectural monument – the wing of the estate of the XIX century. Building number 12 now houses the Brunei embassy. Architectural monument (newly identified object).

No. 18 – administrative building (1995-1996, Mosproekt-2, architects M. Leonov, D. Barkhin).

No. 22, building 3 – residential complex “Copernicus” (1999-2006, architects S. Tkachenko, M. Leonov, S. Firsov and others).

No. 24 – Hotel Oktyabrskaya (or President Hotel, 1984, architects D. I. Burdin, V. G. Talkovsky, I. A. Dyachenko, M. G. Leonov, T. S. Itkina, A. V Arapov, L. B. Kornysheva).

No. 32 – Temple of Maron the Hermit in Old Pani. Architectural monument (federal).

No. 38A – The Central Office of the Russian Ecological Party “The Greens.”

No. 40 is the profitable house of T. M. Zonov (1914, architects S. Ya. Yakovlev, A. N. Nastovich). In the 1990s, it was almost completely rebuilt.

No. 46 – Church of the Martyr John the Warrior (1709-1717, architect (probably) I.P. Zarudny), fence – 1754. Architectural monument (federal).

Nearest metro: Polyanka, Tretyakovskaya, Oktyabrskaya.

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