Famous building

New Arsenal

Address

Liteyny pr., 3

Category

Famous buildings

Years of foundation

1808, 1864-1876

Architects

F.I. Demertsov, R.R. von Heinrichsen

Style

Eclecticism

The building, which occupies an entire block between Shpalernaya Street, Liteiny Prospect and Tchaikovsky Street, was built at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries on the territory of the Foundry yard, founded by Peter the Great in 1711. Here at different times, cartridge and gun factories, a cadet school and weapons workshops were located, and today it is occupied by the Mikhailovsky Military Artillery Academy.

The house overlooking Liteiny Prospect was built in 1808 according to the project of architect F.I. Demertsov. The main facade was decorated with an eight-columned portico and ended on two sides with pavilions in the form of triumphal arches. In front of the building on carriages stood 16 guns and 2 mortars.

In 1864-1876, the building was rebuilt according to the project of R.R. Heinrichsen, and it has acquired its current architectural appearance. The old cannons that adorned the facade of the New Arsenal were transported to the Artillery Museum on Kronverkskaya Embankment in 1940.