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Anton
Lavrentyevich Leer

Russia 
1771−1848
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Born in the family of the architect of the German town of Baden-Baden. Came to Russia in 1804 as assistant to I. V. Krause on the construction of the University of Tartu. In 1818, together with A. A. Betancourt arrived in N. Novgorod for the construction fair trade complex. Since 1836, Leer serves on the Committee for the organization of the provincial town of N. Novgorod. In the same year he built a stone two-story with mezzanine building Ya Achinskogo (street Piskunova, 28), begins the restructuring of the post office building and provincial secondary school (now the building of the pedagogical Institute named after A. M. Gorjkogo) at Annunciation square. In 1837 guard rails deploys the construction of your project, housing County schools (street Piskunova, 9), as well as the Kremlin's military Governor's house-Palace. Having reviewed part of the ancient Kremlin wall, it creates a passage from the Kremlin on a spacious Seminar area. In 1841 Leer is developing two projects of the mansions of the merchants, brothers Valovich (42, Mayakovsky street and N.-Volzhskaya emb., 49). This is his last Nizhny Novgorod buildings. In 1842 he was in St. Petersburg.

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