Terang railway station

Terang railway station is located on the Port Fairy line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the town of Terang opening on 23 April 1887 as the terminus of the line from Camperdown. On 4 February 1890, the line was extended to Warrnambool; the station was once the junction for the Mortlake line that opened in 1890 and closed on 1 August 1978. The building itself consists of a single level. Notable features include round arched windows, tall octagonal chimney stacks, cream brick dressings and a gambrel roof to the porch; the station represents an intact example of a station building design stemming from the Victorian Government Railway Construction Act 1884. As a result, the station is heritage listed and holds a historical significance to south-west Victoria. During the first year of operation, the station sold 11,510 tickets to Camperdown for a total revenue of £11,157. At the peak of operations the station had a four road yard, today it has a single dead end siding. Terang has one platform, it is serviced by V/Line Warrnambool line services.

Platform 1: Warrnambool line: V/Line services to Warrnambool & Southern Cross Victorian Railway Stations gallery

Nikolai Vasilyevich Vasilyev

Nicholas B. Vassilieve was a Russian architect who emigrated to the United States in 1923. Nicholas B. Vassilieve was born on November 26 1875 in the village of Uglich in the Pogorelki county of the Yaroslavl province, his father, a native peasant became a member of the merchant class in St. Petersburg. After completing his military service, Vassilieve joined the Institute of Civil Engineers in 1896. Upon graduation in 1901, he received a silver medal "for architectural design". After the Institute, he entered the Academy of Fine Arts, where he studied in the studio Leon Benois, he graduated from the Academy in 1904. Before the Revolution, he worked in St. Petersburg. In 1906, he entered the Charitable Office of Empress Maria maintaining a private practice. Nicholas Vassilieve's primary activity was working on architectural competitions, of which he won over 90 before the Revolution, he collaborated with fellow architects and former classmates. Vassilieve's outstanding creativity and imagination dominated most of his collaborative work, as his colleagues were left to finesse the plans and determine the structural engineering of the project.

Among his most successful alliances was one with his friend and former classmate Alexey Bubyr. Together they designed the Apartment House at 11 Stremianaya Street, the German theater in Reval and the Luther House in Reval. Amongst the most visible works of Vassilieve remaining in St. Petersburg are the Mosque on Kronverkski Prospect, 7; the New Passage at Liteiny Prospect, 57 and the Guards Economic Society Building at Bolshaya Konyushennaya Street, 21-23. Vassilieve is considered one of the leaders of the "Northern Modern" architectural movement, that emerged in St. Petersburg around 1900, influenced both by the American architect H. H. Richardson and the Finnish master Eliel Saarinen. In 1910, Nicholas Vassilieve, keeping it with a national trend, moved towards a more "neo-classical" style. In 1918, he emigrated first to Constantinople, Turkey and to Belgrade, Serbia before permanently emigrating to the United States in 1923, having entered and won an honorable mention prize in the 1922 Chicago Tribune Tower competition.

Upon arrival in the USA his name was changed to Nicholas Vassilieff at Ellis Island and in 1928 to Nicholas B. Vassilieve in his "Petition for Naturalization". In New York City, he worked for the Beaux-Arts firm of Warren & Wetmore from 1923 to 1931. Unemployed due to the Great Depression, he continued to work on a part-time basis for Shreve and Harmon as well as a freelancer for competitions. Disillusioned by the "American Dream", he entered and won a prize in the 1931 Palace of the Soviets Competition, switching formal idioms once more, now to a radical modernism influenced by Constructivism. In 1936, he joined the New York City Tunnel Authority and in 1938 joined the New York City Planning Commission, where he worked until his retirement at age 77. Vassilieve is an emblematic figure, representing an entire "lost generation" or Russian emigre architects who fled the fallen Tsarist empire for New York City, only to face a life of non-assimilation and discrimination, in the "New World". 1901: Kazan church and chapel on the Krasnenkoe cemetery, Saint Petersburg 1910: German Theatre in Tallinn, with Aleksey Fyodorovich Bubyr 1909–1910: Luther Villa in Tallinn, with Aleksey Fyodorovich Bubyr 1909: Saint Petersburg Mosque Николай Васильев От модерна к модернизму.

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