Sofiyskaya Embankment (in 1964-1992 – Maurice Thorez Embankment) is an embankment of the Moskva River in the Yakimanka district of the Central Administrative District of Moscow. It runs from Serafimovicha Street to Balchug Street, the numbering of houses is from Serafimovicha Street. Faleevsky Lane adjoins the embankment.
Buildings and facilities
No. 4/2 – a two-storey mansion of the 19th century. The ruined building is all that remains of the vast complex of the first Einem factory (ownership 4-6).
No. 6, an architectural monument (lost) – the site of the former Einem confectionery factory (other factories and workshops were also located here). In the center of the site were Picard’s chambers. Historical buildings were completely destroyed in 2000-2001.
No. 8-10 an architectural monument (a newly identified object) is a complex of the Mariinsky Women’s School, an identified object of cultural heritage (“the Durasov estate”). The main building is from the 18th century, rebuilt as a school in the 1870s; service buildings of the 19th – early 20th centuries were demolished in 2000-2001.
No. 12/14 architectural monument (newly identified object) – the city estate of I. T. Rakhmanov, N. L. Bukhvostov, S. S. Sulima, merchants Kotovs (1st half of the 18th – mid-19th centuries). In 1872, the estate was acquired by a Prussian citizen, a merchant of the 1st guild, Gustav List, to house a metal plant – the Sofia Mechanical Plant of the Gustav List Joint-Stock Company (in Soviet times – the fire-fighting equipment plant “Red Fakel”).
No. 12/14, p. 14 architectural monument (newly identified object) – the main manor house (1st half of the 18th – mid-19th centuries).
No. 14/12, pp. 1-4, an architectural monument (regional) – the city estate of the “sugar king” P. I. Kharitonenko. The main house was built in 1891-1893 according to the project of architect V. G. Zalessky, interiors – 1911, architect F. O. Shekhtel, artist F. Flameng).
No. 16, an architectural monument (a newly discovered object) – a residential building of N. A. Tereshchenko (1844).
No. 18 – a three-storey mansion built in 1817.
No. 20 – the house of Yakov Sivov, built in 1821.
No. 20, p. 3, TsGFO – apartment building (1885, architect Yeliev; 1950s – 1960s).
No. 22, building 1 – the house of the merchant Lobkov. The building in the Moscow Empire style was built by Lobkov in 1816 on the ruins of an old noble estate.
No. 24 – Lebedeva’s house, built after 1825.
No. 24/2, an architectural monument (a newly discovered object) – profitable property of A. N. Vinogradov.
No. 26/1 – the house of free apartments for widows with children and students of girls named after the Bakhrushins. It was built in 1900-1903 according to the project of architects K. K. Gippius and F. O. Bogdanovich. In Soviet times, the building was occupied by state institutions, at present – the headquarters of Rosneft.
No. 28 is a modern building.
No. 30, building 1 (in the courtyard) – a residential building – a warehouse building (1830s – 1852, 2nd half of the 19th century, 1990s).
No. 30, p. 2 (in the yard), Central State Federal District – warehouse buildings of the Moscow branch of the Joint Stock Construction Society “Standard” – educational building “Courses for the unemployed” (1850s-1870s, 1925, civil engineer A. A. Andreevsky).
No. 32, an architectural monument (federal) – the hipped bell tower of the St. Sophia Church (1862-1868, architect N. I. Kozlovsky). The temple itself is located in the back of the courtyard of house No. 32 (the construction of the main volume – 1682, the refectory – 1891-1893, architect V. I. Verigin). The temple was closed in 1929, restored in 1976-1983 and 1999-2004, service resumed in 2004.
No. 32, building 1 (in the yard), an architectural monument (regional) – the house of the clergy (1868, architect N. I. Kozlovsky).
No. 34 – trade, warehouse and hotel complex “Kokorevsky Compound”.
No. 34, building 1 – V. A. Kokorev’s hotel (1860-1867, 1880s, architect I. D. Chernik; built on in the Soviet years). P. I. Tchaikovsky, I. N. Kramskoy, I. E. Repin, V. V. Vereshchagin, D. N. Mamin-Sibiryak and others stayed here.
No. 34, p. 3, an architectural monument (a newly discovered object) – a building of furnished apartments with shops.
No. 34, p. 4, TsGFO – trading warehouses of the Kokorevskoe metochion (1860-1880, 1930). It is planned to build a new facility with an area of 33 thousand m² on the site.
No. 36 – the Tsarev Sad multifunctional complex (architect A.R. Vorontsov) – 74 000 m² of modern buildings (of which 12 000 m² are residential) from Midland Development.
Nearest metro: Tretyakovskaya, Biblioteka Imeni Lenina.
Attractions nearby: Stalinist skyscraper on Kotelnicheskaya embankment, Kosmodamianskaya embankment, Bolshoy Krasnokholmsky Bridge, Kotelnicheskaya embankment, Bolshoy Ustinsky Bridge, Maly Ustinsky Bridge.