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Re: Palace of GDss Olga Aleksandrovna
« Reply #30 on: March 02, 2012, 05:42:14 PM »
Is this the same palace that Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna would bring her imperial nieces every Saturday?

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« Reply #31 on: May 08, 2012, 03:53:46 PM »
Floor plan of 46-48 Chaikovskogo Ulitsa
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Re: Palace of GDss Olga Aleksandrovna
« Reply #32 on: May 08, 2012, 03:56:56 PM »
I had a chance to photograph the outside of Olga's residence.  If you have any problems accessing the album, please let me know. :-)

http://photobucket.com/gdolgaalexandrovnapalace
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Re: Palace of GDss Olga Aleksandrovna
« Reply #33 on: May 09, 2012, 08:31:17 AM »
Oh wow...her cipher is still there.

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Re: Palace of GDss Olga Aleksandrovna
« Reply #34 on: October 16, 2013, 05:11:22 PM »
Part 1 - article from the archives of RSHA & GARF:

Palace of the Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna


Soon after her marriage in 1901, the younger sister of Olga Alexandrovna, the Tsar Nicholas II gave her a palace to live in St. Petersburg. The mansion was located on the Great St. Sergius street and was built in 1837 by architect E. Dimmerta for a family kind Barjatinsky . Then in the second half of the XIX century, the palace was rebuilt twice, in 1858-1861 by the architect G.E.Bosse in 1874 I.A.Mertsem .

This palace [ St. Petersburg, ul. Tchaikovsky. AD 46-48 ] , was a classical building , tall and elongated along a central axis. Baryatinsky sold the palace in 1896, the Duke of G.M.Lehtenbergskomu . Ducal race Leuchtenberg was founded by King of Italy - Eugene de Beauharnais , son of Josephine de Beauharnais , Napoleon's wife . Son of Eugene - Maximilian married the daughter of Nicholas I - Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna , and this kind of Dukes of Leuchtenberg in Russia was given the title " Romanov princes ."

Following the acquisition of the palace at St. Sergius , as personal property in 1901, the Cabinet of the princes of the Romanov Imperial Court for the younger sister of Emperor Nicholas II, the Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna began remaking the palace under the guidance of architect Stephen Krichinsky , together with the architect G.S.Voynevichem .

The long facade of the palace was decorated with wrought-iron lattice metal with gilt monogram of the Grand Duchess , " OA ." On the facade appeared " coat of arms of the Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of a Russian hat , ermine mantle and the imperial crown . Supporters - Russian figures of warriors in chain mail and Shishaki . Right panel - double-headed eagle , the left - six part emblem Russian branch of the Dukes of Oldenburg . "

The palace was electrified Electrotechnical Society " Union " , " light bulbs by 1000 ." By " San Gali" installed steam heating boilers and heaters in the rooms of the palace, the palace was also equipped with a sewer. Then , in the palace has been completely changed the situation according to the taste of the new owners of the Romanov and Oldenburg .

Repair of the roof was completed in 1904, and in 1905 by the architect S.S.Krichinskogo home church was rebuilt . In the years 1903-1905 the palace was redecorated many interiors, from drawings by the artist N.N.Rubtsova in accordance with the tastes of the Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna . Marble fireplaces and marble steps, re- manufactured the master Br . Botta, stucco decoration of the grand staircase and its sculptural decoration workshop Sh.F.

Desgrange , gilding and silvering the front living room studio bosses, all the basic carpentry - doors , stairs , panels were made under the guidance of a carpenter Byuhtera in the studio of the famous furniture manufacturer F.F.Melttsera . Coat of arms of the palace, its balcony grilles , and decorative vases in the amount of ten pieces were performed in the studio tsinkoliteynoy G.I.Mittelberga .

The palace was huge, many were newly decorated rooms , living rooms, bedrooms, reception areas and guest rooms, maid's room , and the house church , founded in 1861 and consecrated in the name of St. Mary Magdalene. Standing in the clergy house church was not, as Sundays and public service Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna spent in Fedorovskoye Cathedral of Tsarskoye Selo and his family brother of Emperor Nicholas II.

" The office of the Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, the walls were lined with wood paneling white maple , the top half of the indoor walls purple silk. White ceiling , plastered with a pattern on the edge. In the center of the ceiling cloth cover in white maple frame with 8 dangling silver pendant with electric lights and lamps for 32 matter.

Paul graced the huge light green carpet, area 150 yards , on top of which lay a carpet of fur of a polar bear on a green lining and a stuffed fox curled up . Tables, chairs and chair were of light maple , indoor cretonne , and decorated with green skin .

Also in the palace was a green dining room, several lounges and dining rooms spare rooms , magnificent staircase with marble sites. Furniture and wood trim in many halls was performed in the workshop of the famous furniture manufacturer F.F.Meltsera , as in " The large living room with dark oak furniture ."

The living room was decorated with carved oak arches that divide the room, the living room was on the bottom of the staircase with balustrade and semi-columns . The furniture in the " living room of dark oak " was an indoor green silk with green patterns. In the center of the living room was a piano factory " Becker " and the image of the Mother of God in the red corner of the room .

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« Reply #35 on: October 16, 2013, 05:12:16 PM »
Part 2 - cont'd

In the Palace of the Grand Sergius were also a number of so -called small living rooms, solved in different color combinations. Thus, Small living room number 5, was solved in the blue- cream combination of colors, decorated with hand-carved furniture , covered with cream and coated in bright silk cream color in the blue bar . In the same silk walls were decorated living room. In a corner of the living room was the image of St. Olga in a silver frame .

Dressing room of the Grand Duchess was stood in the blue -and-white , light oak furniture and oak paneling such a ceiling . All the furniture in the toilet was completed master Vylkovysskim , the walls were lined with blue cretonne . On two windows were white curtains with firmware , then blue silk lifting the upper croton and blue curtains, wall covering to match the dressing-room .

In the western part of the palace at St. Sergius in 1874 by architect I. Merz was created by a large theater hall , co scene. In 1910 , due to the fact that the Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna used separate rooms of the palace's art gallery was again remodeled by the architect M.H.Dubinskogo .

In a large theater hall with a stage could be placed chairs for spectators with 110 seats , was the ceiling stucco work vyserebryanye , the walls were decorated with stucco and silver. Mosaic parquet floor . The walls are decorated with three large mirrors framed in posesebryanyh . White marble fireplace with a border of pink marble , oval mirror above it in white marble frame. One icon of the Savior.

Large Theatre Hall was decorated with white furniture with orange silk covered with silver cloth. Two large round table , just covered with silver- white with orange plush and five tall windows decorated with cream-colored curtains, drapes orange top . The scene , located in the Theater Hall was decorated with 8 spotlights , 4 scenes and highly artistic curtain created by the artist's drawings Liphart . The chairs in the room were made of wood , with white wicker seats . "

Yard E.I.V.Velikoy Duchess Olga entourage consisted of 60-80 people at different times. In the suite of the Grand Duchess usually traveled about 30 people. Chamberlain of the palace and the secretary of Her Imperial Highness Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna was Fedor von Bondugen . The caretaker of the palace received 900 rubles a year .

According to the old German custom , the Imperial Court , other than an elderly nanny Mrs. Elizabeth Franklin and governess in life princesses relied intelligent camera - Frau . Camera- Frau Olga Alexandrovna in the palace at St. Sergius street was Emilia Janovna Tenzo . Senior maid Olga Alexandrovna was Emma P. Saksand , (with an annual salary of 600 rubles a year) , to faithfully serve his mistress until his death June 20, 1912 .

Besides Emma Saksand in the " State of " at St. Petersburg palace Olga Alexandrovna , were employees of the " Offices yard ", members of the ongoing " suites " and " personal service ." After the death of his beloved maid Emma Saksand from May 8, 1913 faithful assistant HIH Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna will Stepanivna Maria Ivanova , a state- like "room girl " with an annual salary of 360 rubles, and right after serving Grand Princess after emigrating from Russia .

Then, in the state palace Olga Alexandrovna will Tsitsiliya Gustavna Grunwald , as well as Maria Ivanova and Emilia Tenso will leave his homeland with his mistress in august 1920.

The staff of the " suites " of Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna included:

1. Managing Court yard
2 . Gofmeysterina
3 . maid of honor
4 . Adjutant - M.A.Ambrazantsev Nechayev
5 . Sekrtar F.F.Fon - Bodungen

The staff of " The offices Court " were:

1. Office manager Court A.A.Rodzevich
2 . clerk B.I.Totsky
3 . accountant A.N.Maslov
4 . Clerical officer V.V.Vasilev
5 . Porter PF Garzasimov
6. courier I.Alekseev

The staff of " personal service " were:

1. Camera- Frau E.Tenza
2 . maid E.Saksand
3 . seamstress N.Biryukova
4 . matron
5 . Kamerder V.Gorelov
6. Assistant valet Sitnikov
7. valet V.Vronovsky
8. Assistant valet Teglov
9. Wardrobe muzhik Sharipin . "

Each of the members of the staff of the suites , the office of the Court of personal service and had his house , room or apartment and a table in the palace. It was neat palace apartments. The largest by number of rooms , had an apartment in the Court office manager A.A.Rodzevicha , it consisted of 6 rooms, with Chamberlain and Secretary of HIH Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna , FF Background - Budungena and Managing B.I.Totskogo of 5 rooms.

We Adjutant HIH Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna , NA Ambrazantseva - Nechayev service apartment in the palace consisted of 4 rooms , 3 rooms apartment in The maid of honor was the Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna , all other persons "state" of the Grand Duchess were two and one-bedroom apartments .

Thus, together with the august mistress , all these people from the " suites ", " Offices yard " and " personal servants " were the inhabitants of the palace , along with the Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna and her husband Prince Peter Alexandrovich of Oldenburg

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« Reply #36 on: October 16, 2013, 05:13:02 PM »
Part 3 - cont'd

Technically, the court was staffed by five leaf-spring crews , attributed to the Palace on the streets of St. Sergius , one coach and one landau . In 1908 , February 28 , "Office yard Their Highnesses , destroying stalls and cars passing on the " acquired from the Technical Office " MARK & Co." 4 more cars

1. limousine removable closed-box dubel - chaise , 4 cyl 20-24 Forces for 7,200 rubles.
2 . Landole 2 cylinder with the top ; 10-12 Forces for 5 . 600 rubles.
3 . dubel chaise - 2 -cylinder power with the top 10-12 for 4. 600 rubles.
4 . Truck platform to 65 pounds of 2 -cylinder power for 10-12 4 . 600 rubles . "

In the palace of HIH Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna coachman and car drivers Peter Zaitsev , Paul Brinks , Erofei Matischuk , Basil Nakapkin , Ilya Filin, Paul Shalavin , Ivan Fyodorov , Ivan Shishkin, have the same annual salary of 600 rubles. After 5 years in the garage, at the palace of Olga Alexandrovna was already 7 cars , limousines , landole , chaises and truck French company " Brazier " with tires French plant «Mechelin», set "Supplier of the Imperial Household Trading House " Victory ".

The number of cars increased and not disclosed without the need for third parties. In 1910, June 6 at the car E.I.V.Velikoy Duchess Olga and her husband, Prince Peter Alexandrovich of Oldenburg were sent and pomesheny metal signs " of the Imperial Car Company " in the form of a beautiful black double-headed eagle with a shield : "I have the honor to inform that the two icons of the Imperial automobile Company for two cars Their Highnesses received.

As for the other cars, Their Highnesses , then those are in use badges for employees and they do not need , " he wrote in the letter number 586 of July 20, 1910 Managing Fedor von Bondugen .

Head of the Palace of the Grand Duchess garage O.A.Romanovoy was Adolf V. Geymdorf with a salary of 1,200 rubles per year. Senior chef at the Court Zaretsky Nicholas Myronovych received 900 rubles / year , Taylor A. Stepan ZABELIN 360 rubles / year , the janitor Ilya Grigoriev 29 rubles per month , laundress Ustinja Grigorieva 35 rubles . month.

In the winter, the palace was assigned three horses and two sleds . Saddler Fedor received the title of 240 rubles a year , the coachman Kalishkin Gerasimos G. 600 rubles / year , jockey Michael A. Zagoruiko 600 rubles / year . Footman waiter HIH Grand Duchess Fyodor Lavrov Lavrent'evich 420 rubles per year of service at the court of Her Imperial Highness . "

In addition to the Palace of St. Sergius street in St. Petersburg, in O.A.Romanovoy and her husband P.A.Oldenburgskogo in personal property were constantly estate in Voronezh " Ramon " and " Ol'gino " at different times " Domovichi " and " Burovlyanka "and especially beloved Olga Alexandrovna Gagra climatic station in Gagra in the Caucasus.

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Re: Palace of GDss Olga Aleksandrovna
« Reply #37 on: September 28, 2016, 10:27:07 AM »
Winter Palace to Grand Duchess Olga’s Palace on Sergievskaya Ulitza

https://winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.ca/2016/09/winter-palace-to-grand-duchess-olgas.html

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