Restorers found a clay tile in a 19th-century mansion

July 16

During the restoration of the wing in Denezhny Lane, the experts found an authentic clay tile of the late 19th-early 20th century. Work is underway in the identified cultural heritage site, which belongs to the Lodyzhenskies — Zagryazhskies — Rukavishnikovs manor house.

"The residential wing in Denezhny Lane has retained the dimensions and compositional solution of the facades, peculiar to the second half of the 19th century. Recently, large-scale restoration work has begun here, the main purpose of which is to return the building to its historical look. In particular, the lost stucco decor elegantly complementing the facades will be recreated, and historical window openings will be opened. In addition, a genuine clay tile was recently found, it will also be put in order," Alexey Yemelyanov, Head of the Moscow Department of Cultural Heritage, said.

Restorers have already strengthened the foundation of the building, cleared and strengthened the walls, repaired the brickwork on the ground floor. Further, work will be carried out on the structures of the first floor, decorative elements and other important details of the monument. The entire workpackage is planned to be completed by the end of 2021.

According to Alexey Yemelyanov, in 2019, the restoration of another building of the manor house in Denezhny Lane was completed. Over its more than 200-year history, this manor house has changed many owners. At the end of the 18th century, the Lodyzhenskies family owned the complex consisted of the main house and a wing. In the 1830s, the manor house part (with a residential house) was sold to a state institution — the Department of Domains. And the remaining plot with the wing and household outbuildings passed to the noblewoman Nadezhda Zagryazhskaya.

The residential wing, where restoration is currently underway, is a two-story building. It was built at the beginning of the 19th century, at the back of the courtyard, to the north of the main building of the manor house. Later, the wing was built higher and became two-storey with the first wooden floor. There were two apartments in the house, one of which was occupied by the manager. Since 1905, the new owner of the plot, S. Ya. Rukavishnikova, lived there.  Until the 1980s, the wing housed residential apartments and after that an office was opened here.


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