A street near Chernysheskaya metro station, that runs along the Tavrichesky Garden from Kirochnaya Street to Voskresenskaya Embankment
The street appeared on the maps at the end of the XVIII century. It recieved its modern name in honor of Prince G.A. Potyomkin, a favorite of Catherine II and a famous statesman of the Catherine era.
Potemkinskaya Street connects Kirochnaya Street and Shpalernaya Street along the western border of the Tavrichesky Garden. At that time it was the outskirts of the city, where the barracks of the Cavalier Guard regiment were located. By the middle of the XIX century, luxury mansions and well-furnished tenement houses with elegant architecture had appeared in this area of the city. At the end of the XIX and beginning of the XX centuries these changes also affected Potyomkinskaya Street
In 1905, on the corner with Zakharyevskaya Street, Prussian citizen Karl Augustovich Schreiber purchased a plot of land, and architect V.I. Van der Gucht designed for him a house fusing different styles (eclecticism), the facade is decorated with caryatids, atlantes, flower garlands, vases and a sculptural composition depicting the Three Graces. One of the corners of the roof is crowned with an ornamental tower with bay windows. There were twenty richly furnished apartments in the building, that were rented to the high-ranked officers of the Cavalier Guard regiment. In Soviet times, spacious apartments were turned into communal apartments, the historical appearance of the building was lost. In the 2000s, the building underwent restoration works and in 2012 the scaffolding was removed from the facade.
Nowadays, K. A. Schreiber’s tenement building, located at Potemkinskaya Street, 3, along with the Tauride Garden and the Cavalier Guard Regiment’s manege, attracts tourists and residents of St. Petersburg.
- Address: St. Petersburg, Potyomkinskaya ulitsa