GALERNAYA STREET, runs from Dekabristov Square to Novo-Admiralteysky Canal Embankment crossing Truda Square. In 1738, it was known as Isaakievskaya Street (after St. Isaac"s Cathedral), assuming the name Staraya Isakievskaya Street in the second half of the 18th century.
From the 1800s to 1918, it bore the name Galernaya Street, after the Galerny Yard (Galley Yard), and in 1918 was renamed Krasnaya Street after the editorial board of the Krasnaya Gazeta newspaper (currently, Vecherny Peterburg) headquartered in house No. 40.
The street received its current name in 1991. It was originally laid out in the first quarter of the 18th century, and built up in the 18th - 19th centuries. Looking from St. Isaac"s Square, the backs of the buildings on the street"s right side look out towards the Angliiskaya Embankment.
In the 1790s, two buildings were rebuilt and joined to form the Count Bobrinsky Palace (houses Nos. 58-60, architect L. Rusca; interiors designed in 1822-25, architect A.A. Mikhaylov the Second).
House No. 33 belonged to S.P. von Derviz (rebuilt in 1885-90, architect P.P. Schreiber), and presently holds the Saint-Petersburg-Opera theatre.
House No. 20 was built between 1858 and 60 (architect R.I. Kuzmin, sculptor D.I. Jensen), and now accommodates the Design Institute of the Housing Administration of the Leningrad City Executive Committee.
House No. 40 was built in 1905-07 (civil engineer M.Y. Kapelinsky).
House No. 60 accommodates the Scientific Research Institute of All-Inclusive Social Investigations associated with St. Petersburg State University. Eminent residents of Galernaya Street include I.A. Vyshnegradsky (house No. 20, 1893-95), M.M. Stasyulevich (house No. 20, 1891-1911), V.P. Stasov (on the site of house No. 40, the 1840s), A.S. Pushkin (house No. 53, 1831-32), N.N. Miklukho-Maclay (house No. 53, 1887-88) and S.P. Botkin (house No. 77, 1878-89).
House No. 41 was occupied by writer L.V. Uspensky from the 1920s to the 1970s.