Kazansky Church, Irkutsk: Overall view



Church construction and economy in general rebounded in the reign of Alexander III (1881-1894). In thirteen and a half years, the properties of the Russian Orthodox church increased by more than 5,000 places of worship; in 1891 the list expanded with Siberian towns along the emerging Trans-Siberian Railway. Large Neo-Byzantine (the officially endorsed style) cathedrals erected in Russia followed either the single-dome or the five-dome plan. Restoration of historical churches so far has a mixed record of success. There is at least one example of a Byzantine design (The church of Kazan Icon in Irkutsk) “restored” to imitate Russian Revival by adding tented roofs.


Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Our Lady of Kazan Church, Irkutsk

  • G. Massiot & cie

  • Churches

  • Architecture

  • Domes

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Nineteenth century

  • Byzantine Revival

  • neo-Russian Style

Place of Creation
  • Irkutsk, Rossiya, Russia

  • Irkutsk

Departments and Units
Member of
Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility Public
Content License
Use Permissions
  • To view the physical lantern slide, please contact the Architecture Library.


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Architectural Lantern Slides of Russia (includes present-day Ukraine and Georgia)


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