Kamergersky lane

Kamergersky Lane is a street in the Tverskoy district of the Central Administrative District of Moscow. It runs from Tverskaya Street to Bolshaya Dmitrovka. Since 1998, the lane has been pedestrianized and closed to motor vehicles. The numbering of houses is from Tverskaya Street.

Throughout history, the lane had several names, until at the end of the 19th century the modern name Kamergersky was established, according to the officials who lived here, who had the court rank of chamberlain.

Historic buildings have been preserved in the lane, the authors of which are the architects F. O. Shekhtel, M. N. Chichagov, B. V. Freidenberg, and E. S. Yuditsky. Almost all the buildings of Kamergersky Lane are classified as architectural monuments and valuable city-forming objects.

The lane is connected with the life and work of figures of Russian culture. Writers V. F. Odoevsky, Yu. F. Samarin, L. N. Tolstoy, Yu. K. Olesha, M. A. Svetlov, E. G. Bagritsky, L. A. Kassil, M. A. Sholokhov lived here, V. V. Erofeev; poetess N. N. Matveeva; actors V. N. Pashennaya, V. I. Kachalov, A. K. Tarasova, M. I. Prudkin, N. P. Khmelev, S. V. Giatsintova, L. P. Orlova; painter V. A. Tropinin; composer S. S. Prokofiev and many others.

Kuznetsky Most Street is a continuation of Kamergersky Lane beyond Bolshaya Dmitrovka. The lane is 250 meters long. The lane’s width at Tverskaya Street is 38 meters and at Bolshaya Dmitrovka – 16 meters.

Currently, there are two museums in the lane (the Moscow Art Theater and the Sergei Prokofiev Museum), and many restaurants, cafes and shops, among which the House of Pedagogical Books is one of the oldest bookstores in Moscow.

Nearest metro: Okhotny Ryad, Chekhovskaya, Pushkinskaya and Tverskaya.

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