The owners of the building at different times were Apraksins, a wife of a Duke Biron Evdokia Borisovna, a favourite of Empress Elizabeth Platon Zubov, a Minister of Internal Affairs V.P. Kochubei, Princes Dolgorukiy and Kurakin, Potyomkins.
The last private owner of the mansion was a Prince Semyon Semyonovich Amabelek-Lazarev. The Prince bought this house after having been forced under the terms of his father's will to leave his house on Nevsky Prospect, 40 - the house passed into the possession of the Armenian Church. Part of the building, that has a view over the Moika River, built in 1907-1909 by a project of E.S.Vorotilov, was thoroughly reconstructed by architect. I.A. Fomin in 1912.
The route will get you acknowledged with the places in Saint Petersburg that have become the scenery for «The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson».
- Address: Saint Petersburg, Moika river embankment, 21