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Municipal duma building

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Municipal duma building

Municipal duma building, today – the City administration of Irkutsk

In the beginning of XIX century there were two houses on this place, which in 1806-1811 were connected by merchant P.Ja.Soldatov in one and were built partially on by the second floor. In 1820-1822 the building was got by a city society and reconstructed for the governor general of Eastern Siberia. As the residence of governor generals the manor was used within fifteen years. Later the state chamber and a military-district staff took place here. In 1876 the municipal duma for the first time had moved here. In 1892-1895 the building had been reconstructed by architect V.A.Rassushin. In a new premise on March, 25th, 1895 the first session of the Duma had been taken place. On the second floor in the central part of a building there was a spacious hall in which working and municipal duma ceremonial meetings were held. Except official actions concerts were held, performances were put, balls and dances were arranged here. In 1911, there were based the Irkutsk scientific archival commission in a Duma building. It collected and put in order archival documents, drew the conclusion about value of architectural and historical monuments and promoted their protection, organized exhibitions of subjects of an antiquity. In 1932-1934 the house was built on by two floors under the project of architect K.V.Mital. Lenin's street, 14
 
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