Banning the construction of wooden houses

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On April 4, 1714 Peter I issued a Decree that forbade the construction of wooden houses on the banks of Neva 

It was since then forbidden to build wooden houses on the banks of Neva, on the so-called Peterburgskaya storona site and the Admiralty island (between Neva and Moika). As Peter the Great wanted to speed up the process of expanding the city, he also forbade the construction of any stone building all over the empire, and every professional of that sort was called out to Saint PetersburgThe only wooden biulding in the area was and still is the «House of Peter I».

April 4, 1714
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