Wooden Houses in Irkutsk Downtown: a Burden or Unused Touristic Resources?

  • Alexei Chertilov


The article tells about the poor condition of valuable old wooden housing in the central part of the historical settlement, the city of Irkutsk. The major part of this historical and cultural genetic pool has been ruthlessly demolished for reasons of predatory construction business in the last 25 years, being already in the list of cultural heritage. Various solutions of the problem are considered in the article.

Author Biography

Alexei Chertilov

Ass. Professor of the Department of History of Architecture and Fundamentals of Design of INRTU, scientific adviser of the Laboratory of Architectural Heritage, head of the Sector of Cultural Heritage of “Irkutsky Promstroiproject” JSC, member of the UAR, chairman of the IRO Board of the All-Russian Society for the Preservation of Historical and Cultural Monuments

How to Cite
CHERTILOV, Alexei. Wooden Houses in Irkutsk Downtown: a Burden or Unused Touristic Resources?. project baikal, Russian Federation, n. 46, p. 95-98, dec. 2015. ISSN 2309-3072. Available at: <http://projectbaikal.com/index.php/pb/article/view/959>. Date accessed: 18 aug. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.7480/projectbaikal.46.959.


Irkutsk; wooden architecture; historical center; housing estate; cultural property; monuments of architecture; museum of wooden architecture; museum-tourist complex