Youth Theatre in Perm

Youth Theatre, which was founded in 1964, occupied one of the most beautiful houses in Perm. This modernist building was erected in 1899 by the project of a well-known local architect Turchevich.

Alexander Lyubimov was a town governor and the largest entrepreneur in Perm. He was the owner of several salt and soda factories, as well as a steamship line on the Kama river. Lyubimov died in Yalta in 1899. His wife inherited a huge fortune.

Just after his death the widow wanted to build a mansion on Catherine Street. A local architect Turchevich was commissioned with the task to erect this mansion.