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Vasilyev's Mansion

Vasilyev's Mansion

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Dwelling house

Ufa's Oktyabrskaya Revolyutsiya Street is located in Kirovsky district. It goes from west to east starting from Lenin Street and ending by the Belaya River. The lower part of the street was initially called Malaya Repnaya after the Malaya Repnaya district, where the street was located. Later it was renamed into Kazanskaya, because it gave birth to the Kazan Road. Kazanskaya (even later Bolshaya Kazanskaya) Street connected the older part of the city with its new center. For a long time it...
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      Address:
      32 Oktyabrskaya Revolyutsiya Street
      Public Transport Stop:
      Uchilishche iskusstv (Oktyabrskoy Revolyutsii)
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      Ufa's Oktyabrskaya Revolyutsiya Street is located in Kirovsky district. It goes from west to east starting from Lenin Street and ending by the Belaya River.

      The lower part of the street was initially called Malaya Repnaya after the Malaya Repnaya district, where the street was located. Later it was renamed into Kazanskaya, because it gave birth to the Kazan Road. Kazanskaya (even later Bolshaya Kazanskaya) Street connected the older part of the city with its new center. For a long time it remained a major street. Nevertheless, at the turn of the 19th and 20th century the street lost its central location and, thus, significance. Aleksandrovskaya, Karetnaya, Bolshaya Vavilovskaya, Nikolskaya, and Lazaretnaya (Tsentralnaya) Street took over the primary role as central streets. After 1917 the street was renamed into Oktyabrskaya Revolyutsiya Street.

      The two-storey house No. 32 is one of the landmarks of wooden architecture of the third quarter of the 19th century even despite the fact that the most part of it was made of brick. The unknown architect used some elements of the late provincial classicism. The house is richly decorated with wooden carved window frames and bay-windows, which survived in a good condition. The wooden annex to the house and a balcony are also full of wooden decorations.

      There is an opinion that the house belonged to merchant Mikhail Vasilyev. The latter was a man of curious fate: a former peasant and a merchant. His house was open to the so-called "freedom-loving community". It often housed the meetings of revolutionaries because the owner had a fellow feeling for Russian populists, socialist-revolutionaries, and social democrats. Illegal literature was often sent to the house. Merchant Vasilyev was also a member of Ufa's first Marxist community of M. Shower. In 1887 Ufa's chief of police characterized him as "politically unreliable". The underground meetings of the social democratic community in Vasilyev's house were disguised as musical and literary evenings. The house owner was arrested twice and was under the police surveillance for his activity.

      Vasilyev was on friendly terms with a famous revolutionary Ye. Sozonov and took part in the revolution of 1905-1907.

      At the same time Vasilyev was an influential person and had authority with the business environment and among Ufa's citizens. He held membership in many associations with elective posts. In 1891 he was elected a member of the board of Ufa Consumers' Association. In 1900 he was a member of Ufa's Municipal Council, member of the Governorate Trustee Committee for People's Sobriety headed by the governor, a member of the Committee for the management of Ufa city library. The latter was chaired by the city head.

      In the Soviet age the house was supplied with water, electricity, and gas connections. Besides, it was split into flats.

      Nowadays it is a residential building.

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