Cathedral of Christ the Savior: Detail central facade and gardens of the original church



The restorer Aleksey Denisov was called upon to design a replica of extraordinary accuracy, rebuilt 1994-1997.

Ton transformed the plan of the grandiose cruciform and domed church of Christ the Redeemer (1832-1838; destroyed 1934; rebuilt 1994-1997) in Moscow by designing a two-storey gallery on one side of the central block to house a museum. The church was built as a memorial to Russia’s victory in the Patriotic War of 1812-1814. Ton excelled at the Russo-Byzantine style; he also combined medieval forms with the Classical orders, developing the traditions that had existed in Russia from the 15th century and finding for them a new opportunity of expression.


Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Khram Khrista Spasitelya

  • G. Massiot & cie

  • Gardens

  • Cathedrals

  • Architecture

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Nineteenth century

  • Byzantine Revival

  • neo-Russian Style

Place of Creation
  • Moscow, Rossiya, Russia: Ulitsa Volhonka 15

  • Moscow

  • +55.744444+37.605556

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

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


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