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The House of the Black Sea Fleet Commander

Description

  • The House of the Black Sea Fleet Commander, where the Museum of Shipbuilding and the Fleet is today located, was built in 1794 in style of Russian classicism.
  • The building has a status of a landmark and a historical monument of local significance.

The House of the Black Sea Fleet Commander, where the Museum of Shipbuilding and the Fleet is today located, was built in 1794 in style of Russian classicism. It is located on Admiralska street which got its name owing to admirals and military governors of Mykolaiv who used to live there. The building has a status of a landmark and a historical monument of local significance.

The House of the Black Sea Fleet Commander, where the Museum of Shipbuilding and the Fleet is today located, was built in 1794 in style of Russian classicism. It is located on Admiralska street which got its name owing to admirals and military governors of Mykolaiv who used to live there. The building has a status of a landmark and a historical monument of local significance.

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HISTORY

  • The house on the plan has a shape of an elongated rectangle.
  • The entrance, located on the axis of the main facade, was complemented with an attached portico of the Tuscan order, consisting of eight columns.
  • Above the portico there was a belvedere with a drum in the center, the function of which is to hold a dome with a spire.
  • Rectangular volumes are symmetrically attached to the main building on both sides, which are also decorated with porticos of the Tuscan order.

F.F: Ushakov, N.S. Mordvinov, I.I. de Traverse, A.S. Greig, M.P. Lazarev, B.A. von Glasenapp, M.P. Manganari went into history as brave military commanders, scientists, travelers and discoverers, they all used to live and work in this very house on Admiralska street at different times.

The house on the plan has a shape of an elongated rectangle. The entrance, located on the axis of the main facade, was complemented with an attached portico of the Tuscan order, consisting of eight columns. Above the portico there was a belvedere with a drum in the center, the function of which is to hold a dome with a spire. Rectangular volumes are symmetrically attached to the main building on both sides, which are also decorated with porticos of the Tuscan order.

The house of N. Mordvinov, Black Sea Fleet Commander who had been appointed to the position in 1793, was designed by military engineer Peter Neyolov. It was an ordinary wooden rectangular house with a courtyard, where there was a garden, a greenhouse and an administrative auxiliary building were built.

Later on, the building was repeatedly changed to meet the needs of new military leaders. One day, Turkish trophy cannons have been dug next to the house, with cannon barrels down, that meant the weapon would never fire again.

Under the project by architect F. Vunsh, the house was decorated with two risalits on both sides of the main entrance. The internal composition has been changed, colonnades and ramps from the side of the river Inhul have been built as well. That was the main entrance. A dome for astronomical experiments has also been erected. After all, Admiral A.S. Greig was a follower of this science. His successor, Admiral M. Lazarev, assigned architect K. Ackroyd to renovate the building and replace an observatory dome with a belvedere, thus completing the composition of the structure.

The admiral palace was used not only for accommodation and administrative purposes. It is known that balls have been given and honorary guests have been accepted in the house. In the 1970s there was restoration and in summer 1978 the House of Admirals Along the ring-fence of the museum one can see portrait sculptures of famous Navy Commanders – M.P. Lazarev, F.F. Ushakov, F.F. Bellingshausen, G.I. Butakov, P.S. Nakhimov, V.А. Kornilov who made their contribution to development of the Black Sea fleet and lived and worked in this house for the benefit of our region, that is most significantly for us, residents of Mykolaiv.

F.F: Ushakov, N.S. Mordvinov, I.I. de Traverse, A.S. Greig, M.P. Lazarev, B.A. von Glasenapp, M.P. Manganari went into history as brave military commanders, scientists, travelers and discoverers, they all used to live and work in this very house on Admiralska street at different times.

The house on the plan has a shape of an elongated rectangle. The entrance, located on the axis of the main facade, was complemented with an attached portico of the Tuscan order, consisting of eight columns. Above the portico there was a belvedere with a drum in the center, the function of which is to hold a dome with a spire. Rectangular volumes are symmetrically attached to the main building on both sides, which are also decorated with porticos of the Tuscan order.

The house of N. Mordvinov, Black Sea Fleet Commander who had been appointed to the position in 1793, was designed by military engineer Peter Neyolov. It was an ordinary wooden rectangular house with a courtyard, where there was a garden, a greenhouse and an administrative auxiliary building were built.

Later on, the building was repeatedly changed to meet the needs of new military leaders. One day, Turkish trophy cannons have been dug next to the house, with cannon barrels down, that meant the weapon would never fire again.

Under the project by architect F. Vunsh, the house was decorated with two risalits on both sides of the main entrance. The internal composition has been changed, colonnades and ramps from the side of the river Inhul have been built as well. That was the main entrance. A dome for astronomical experiments has also been erected. After all, Admiral A.S. Greig was a follower of this science. His successor, Admiral M. Lazarev, assigned architect K. Ackroyd to renovate the building and replace an observatory dome with a belvedere, thus completing the composition of the structure.

The admiral palace was used not only for accommodation and administrative purposes. It is known that balls have been given and honorary guests have been accepted in the house. In the 1970s there was restoration and in summer 1978 the House of Admirals Along the ring-fence of the museum one can see portrait sculptures of famous Navy Commanders – M.P. Lazarev, F.F. Ushakov, F.F. Bellingshausen, G.I. Butakov, P.S. Nakhimov, V.А. Kornilov who made their contribution to development of the Black Sea fleet and lived and worked in this house for the benefit of our region, that is most significantly for us, residents of Mykolaiv.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • Architect Petro Neyolov was the first palace builder; he distinguished himself not only by his professional activity but also by his personal life. For example, he got married with a 14-year old young lady when he was 45.
  • Admiral Greig was the one who initiated the first water supply in the city. The structure consisted of clay pipes and it has lasted for about 30 years. The remains of the water supply can be seen in the basements of the Palace on Admiralska street.
  • Since 1827 a visual telegraph system has been installed on the dome of the house. A mast with blades was attached to the spire, transmitting signals. They were first received by the observatory, then by the villages of Bogdanovka, Parutyne, by the city of Ochakiv, and by this way along the entire coast to Sevastopol. This device was a kind of military telegraph, which was used before the wire telegraph appeared.
  • Admiral Lazarev was not only a military leader, he was also an outstanding seagoer. He was one of the leaders of the expedition in 1819-1921, during which Antarctica - the sixth continent in the world - was discovered.
  • Architect Petro Neyolov was the first palace builder; he distinguished himself not only by his professional activity but also by his personal life. For example, he got married with a 14-year old young lady when he was 45.
  • Admiral Greig was the one who initiated the first water supply in the city. The structure consisted of clay pipes and it has lasted for about 30 years. The remains of the water supply can be seen in the basements of the Palace on Admiralska street.
  • Since 1827 a visual telegraph system has been installed on the dome of the house. A mast with blades was attached to the spire, transmitting signals. They were first received by the observatory, then by the villages of Bogdanovka, Parutyne, by the city of Ochakiv, and by this way along the entire coast to Sevastopol. This device was a kind of military telegraph, which was used before the wire telegraph appeared.
  • Admiral Lazarev was not only a military leader, he was also an outstanding seagoer. He was one of the leaders of the expedition in 1819-1921, during which Antarctica - the sixth continent in the world - was discovered.