Ilsur Metshin inspected the renovation of the oldest kindergarten in Kazan that was established 108 years ago
In Kazan, by the beginning of the school year, the
kindergarten №15 on Bolshaya Krasnaya Street, 60/35 will be renovated. The
first preschool in the city was established here in 1913, and presently the
building is a cultural heritage site of national significance. During the
renovation, the lost historical elements will be restored, the front will be restored
to its original color, as well as the interior doors will be restored. Ilsur
Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan, got acquainted with the progress of renovation
today. “A lot of work is being made in the city to preserve the historical
center, we have learned to work in this area”, - he outlined.
This year, 15 kindergartens for 2,500 children will
open after renovation, and the total number of preschool children in the next
school year will be 25 thousand children, I. Metshin said.
However, there are still many educational facilities
in Kazan that need to be renovated. “Two hundred kindergartens are waiting for renovation-this
is a large number, and our task is to solve this issue as soon as possible,”- the
head of the city noted.
The building of kindergarten №15 on Bolshaya Krasnaya
Street has a rich history. It was built at the end of the XIX century, belonged
to the Aristov family and was an apartment house. In 1910, the
scientist-physiologist Alexander Samoilov moved to this house, and in 1913, his
daughter Anna established the first kindergarten in the city on the first
floor. Now the preschool has four groups for 110 children.
Since 1984, major renovations have not taken place here.
Marat Zakirov, head of the administration of the Vakhitovsky and Privolzhsky
districts, said that the current overhaul in the building would be the second
in a row.
The renovation takes place in two stages. In 2020, the
floors and other dilapidated constructions were dismantled, and electrical
work, ventilation and heating systems were completed. This year, the roof and front
will be repaired, as well as finishing works will be carried out. During the
renovation, all the historical elements that have been lost over the years will
be restored. In particular, plastic windows will be replaced with wooden ones,
the entrance canopies will be restored, and the red brick facade will be
restored to its original color. The interior doors made in 1913 will also be