Tenement building on Bolshaya Ordynka Street assigned architectural monument status

Tenement building on Bolshaya Ordynka Street assigned architectural monument status
The lavishly decorated facade of the six-storey brick building, decorative elements depicting musicians and arched windows with white stone archivolts are of great historical importance.

The tenement building at 9/4, building 2, Bolshaya Ordynka Street, built in 1915 based on a design by architect Kapitoly Dulin, has been included in the Unified National Register of Cultural Heritage Facilities.

“The ensemble of tenement buildings on Bolshaya Ordynka Street and Chernigovsky Pereulok was designed by Kapitoly Dulin, one of the most brilliant architects of the Moscow modern style, on the order of a well-known early 20th century merchant. The tenement bulding is considered Dulin’s best. All decorative elements have remained intact to this day, and the house is rightly considered one of the most beautiful neoclassic buildings in Zamoskvorechye,” Head of the Moscow Department of Cultural Heritage Alexei Yemelyanov said.

The six-storey brick building’s luxurious facade faces Chernigovsky Pereulok. It is tiered, and the central part is embellished with a bas-relief depicting musicians, while the storeys are connected by pilasters and columns. 

The fifth storey features arched windows with white stone archivolts, and semi-nude figures that seem to be enjoying music. According to available information, the owner of the house enjoyed holding musical parties.

 

The executive order of the Moscow Department of Cultural Heritage lists the requirements for the building’s upkeep and renovation. Restoration is being carried out by the current owner on an agreement with the department.