Turgenevskaya Square is a square in the center of Moscow, part of the Boulevard Ring between Myasnitskaya Street, Frolov Lane, Sretensky Boulevard, Academician Sakharov Avenue and Myasnitskiye Vorota Square. Located in the Krasnoselsky district. The metro station “Turgenevskaya” is located on the square.
In the 1970s, as a result of redevelopment, a new vast area was formed, which retained its former name.
During the redevelopment in 1972, a whole block of historic houses was demolished, including the building of the Library-Reading Room named after I. S. Turgenev, built in 1885 according to the project of architect Dmitry Nikolayevich Chichagov (1835-1894), based on the donation of a well-known philanthropist and hereditary honorary citizen of Moscow Varvara Alekseevna Morozova.
Only the building of Gubonin’s apartment remained (Turgenevskaya Square, No. 2/4). It was in it that a part of the book fund of the Turgenev Library found a temporary home.
In the late 1970s, next to the place where the historic building of the I.S. Turgenev Library and Reading Room was located, the construction of an administrative building began, which continued until 1995 and, in the end, was acquired by Lukoil company.
Nearest metro: Chistye Prudy, Turgenevskaya, Sretensky Boulevard.
Attractions around: Bolshoi Theatre, Manezhnaya Square, Ploschad Revolyutsii (square), State Duma building, House of the Unions, Tretyakovskiy proezd, Central Children’s Store, Lubyanka Building, Metropol Hotel, Menshikov Tower, Chistye Prudy (pond), Chistoprudny Boulevard, Sovremennik Theatre.