It was built in 1812 as a provincial school. In 1879 it was changed to a four-year town school where the children of merchants and burghers studied. The teachers were qualified. The classrooms were well provided with learning aids. There was primary school teachers’ training at the school.
Alexander Grinevsky, the future writer A. Grin (1880-1932), studied here for four years. His teachers I.S. Derenko (the head teacher) and D.K. Petrov (literature teacher) early noticed his aptitude for literature. Later, A. Grin recalled school and their teachers with great sympathy in his Autobiographical novel. The building the town school was situated in was built in 1791 according to the design by the provincial architect F.M. Roslyakov and belonged to the large merchant and landlord Prozorov. Now its exterior and interior are changed. There is no front porch in the center of the facade from the street. The sculptures of lions on the gate remained as they were in the days of A. Grin. It means that the owners of the house traded with England via Arkhangelsk.
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