GPS coordinates: 59°50’28″N 29°52’47.4″E (59.841102, 29.879820)
Address: Lomonosovsky district, Nizino village, Centralnaya str. 59 (Ломоносовский р-н, дер. Низино, ул. Центральная 59)
Orthodox church was erected in 1854 by architect A.I. Stakenschneider in Russian Byzantine style. The style of interiors can be described as neoclassical (surprisingly light and white). Engaged columns on facades serve both: as decorative elements and as means to make the building more spacious inside. So the weight of domes is carried by the outer walls.
Church services had been held until 1940. Then it could be turned to a house of culture with a cinema (a typical decision carried out due to Soviet antireligious propaganda). But in the years of the World War II the building was seriously damaged. After the War, partly ruined building was used as storage for vegetables and later it was abandoned for 10 years, being among the growing dump. The church was restored in 1990s.
St. Alexandra’s church is one of buildings related to Lugovoy park.
There’s a contrast between the church and surroundings. Today it is located among dachas (summer houses) that we built around church and Cerkovny pond (Church pond). This pond is a part of water supply system of Peterhof fountains.
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