Wednesday, 14 December 2016

The Farm Palace in the Alexandria Park, Peterhof

The old farm in the Alexandria Park in Peterhof, where Alexander II had a small cottage in the 1830s, was reconstructed into a ‘palace’ after his marriage in 1841.

During the reigns of Alexander III and Nicholas II, the Farm Palace was used by family members and guests.

On Thursday, June 1st, 1895 Xenia and Alexander moved from the Mikhailovka to the Farm Palace to await the birth of their daughter Irina on July 3rd.

On Tuesday, June 25th, 1896 Nicholas II wrote “… This summer we settled down at the Farm since they are constructing a second wing to our house...” The family stayed at the Farm for two summers and another baby Tatiana was born there on Thursday May 29th, 1897.

Photograph (below) of the Farm Palace c1880s

Plan (below) of Peterhof – Farm Palace (Фермерский дворец)

Watercolors (below) of the Interiors

Photographs (below) of the beautifully restored Farm Palace by the Peterhof Museum

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