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Communication Workers' House (former German Reformed Church) will be turned to Modern Art Museum after reconstruction

01 September 2020
Communication Workers' House (former German Reformed Church) will be turned to Modern Art Museum after reconstruction

Communication Workers' House (former German Reformed Church) will become new Modern Art Museum after reconstruction. Changes will be part of creating of Pochtamtsky Quartal which will include Polytechnical Museum (located inside former Lomonosov’s Mansion), Concert Hall (former Main Post Office Building and it will be managed by Mariinsky Theater), Congress center, pedestrian district with cafes and shops.

Communication Workers' House is considered to be the strangest and most striking building on Bolshaya Morskaya. What had once been the German Reform Church, a red-brick neo-gothic building dating from the 1870s, was transformed 1932-1939 into the Postal Workers' Palace of Culture, a late example of constructivism with splendid reliefs and statues depicting struggling workers and Red Army troops.

In Soviet times, Bolshaya Morskaya Ulitsa was renamed Ulitsa Herzena in honor of the 19th century progressive Russian writer and essayist Alexander Herzen who lived for a year at the corner of Gorokhovaya Ulitsa (No. 25), but its historical name was restored in 1993. Today, Bolshaya Morskaya Ulitsa remains one of the main arteries through the historic centre, and one of St. Petersburg's most beautiful streets.

On the right bank of the Moika River, on the corner of Pochtamtsky Lane, stands a building in the style of constructivism. This is the former Palace of Culture of Communication Workers, rebuilt from the former German Reformed Church.

The church was erected in 1862-1865 on the project of G.A. Bosse for the needs of the German Reformed community. It was a temple in pseudo-Romanesque style with a high two-tiered bell tower, decorated with stained-glass windows. The walls of the facades of the building were made of red brick without plaster, the individual elements are painted white.

The building on the first floor housed the school and the pastor's apartment, on the second - the temple itself with large stained-glass windows and an organ.

In 1872 a strong fire broke out in the church. Restoration of the temple was carried out by architect K.K. Rahau, according to the project which increased the height of the bell tower and raised the ceiling.

In 1929, the church was closed and by 1940 was rebuilt as a Culture Palace of communication workers. At the same time, the former narrow and long church hall retained its main external forms, and the tower was rebuilt in a constructive style. The bas-relief in the form of workers, peasants, Red Army soldiers and revolutionary sailors crowned it from the west, symbolized the victory of the revolution.

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